Uncisudis quadrimaculata

Common Name

Fourspot Barracudina

Year Described

Post, 1969


Dorsal Fin: 10
Anal Fin: 28
Pectoral Fin: 11
Pelvic Fin: 9
Lateral Line: 60-62
Vertebrae: 75-76


Body pale with four dark saddle markings on the rear half of the body. The lateral stripe is dotted with melanophores.


Maximum size to 77mm SL.


Mesopelagic from 500-520m.


Known from the Gulf of Mexico and off northern South America.


Fukui, A. and T. Ozawa. 2004. Uncisudis posteropelvis, a new species of barracudina (Aulopiformes: Paralepididae) from the western North Pacific Ocean. Ichthyological Research v. 51 (no. 4): 289-294.

McEachran, J.D. and J.D. Fechhelm. 1998. Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico. Volume 1: Myxiniformes to Gasterosteiformes. University of Texas Press, Austin. i-viii + 1-1112.