Eastern Atlantic: Bay of Biscay to Mossamedes, Angola, including the Mediterranean and Black Sea, Madeira, Canary Islands, and Azores. Western Atlantic: Bermuda and Brazil.
Found in coastal and offshore waters.
Feeds mostly on fish, less often on cephalopods and crustaceans.
Esox spet Haüy, 1787
Esox sphyraena Linnaeus, 1758
Sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
Sphyraena spet (Lacepède, 1803)
Sphyraena sphyraena bocagei Osório, 1891
Sphyraena vulgaris Cuvier, 1829