The Barracudina lives in the bathypelagic, marine, depth range 0 - 2000 m environment.

The Ribbon Barracudina has a long, slender body. It has large eyes and sharp pointed teeth. The short-based dorsal fin contains nine or ten rays. More

Barracudinas are about 50 species of marine fishes of the family Paralepididae, found almost worldwide in deep waters. They are elongated, slender fish with large eyes, and a pointed snout containing fang-like teeth. More

barracudinas, anglerfishes), thought to be an advantage in these lean waters where anything encountered (even if it is larger than the fish) must be considered a possible meal. The fangtooths in turn are preyed upon by other large pelagic fish, such as tuna and marlin. More

NAME - barracudina, white OTHER COMMON NAMES - Sandeel and Fr: Lussion blanc ELEMENT CODE - CATEGORY - Fish PHYLUM AND SUBPHYLUM - , CLASS AND SUBCLASS - Osteichthyes, ORDER AND SUBORDER - Myctophiformes, FAMILY AND SUBFAMILY - Paralepididae, GENUS AND SUBGENUS - Notolepis, More

Dorsal fin placement of a species of barracudina ( Lestrolepis intermedia ) Gulf of Mexico 3151 thumbnail picture A species of barracudina characterized by a prominent black spot anterior to eye ( More

Common names

Barracudina in English
barracudina incolora in Spanish (español)
Barricudina incolora in Spanish (español)
安芬盗目鱼(海盗鱼) in Mandarin Chinese
安芬盜目魚(海盜魚) in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Aulopiformes
Family : Paralepididae
Genus : Lestidiops
Species : Lestidiops affinis
Authority : Ege, 1930