• Sennets

Latin name

Sphyraena borealis

Other names

Northern Sennet, southern sennet


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Northern sennets (Sphyraena borealis) are found in the western Atlantic from Massachusetts to southern Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. The southern sennet (S. picudilla) is found in Bermuda, Florida and the Bahamas south to Uruguay.


Southern sennets (S. picudilla) are found near the surface, sometimes in large aggregations. These fish rarely move away from the shore, often preferring to stay near the rocky bottom.


Northern sennets (Sphyraena borealis) grow to a maximum of 18 inches.

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Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Squad Istiophoriformes
Family Sphyraenidae
Genus Sphyraena
Species S. borealis
Conservation status Least Concern
Habitat Pelagic
Life span, years No information
Maximum body weight, kg 0.9
Maximum length, cm 0.3
Sailing speed, m/s No information
Threat to people Edible
Way of eating Predator

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