The file format used by the standard built-in InnoDB in MySQL 5.1 is the “Antelope” format, and the new file format introduced with the InnoDB storage engine 1.0 is the “Barracuda” format. No definitive plans have been made to introduce new features that would require additional new file formats. However, the file format mechanism introduced with the InnoDB storage engine allows for further enhancements.
For the sake of completeness, these are the file format names that might be used for future file formats: Antelope, Barracuda, Cheetah, Dragon, Elk, Fox, Gazelle, Hornet, Impala, Jaguar, Kangaroo, Leopard, Moose, Nautilus, Ocelot, Porpoise, Quail, Rabbit, Shark, Tiger, Urchin, Viper, Whale, Xenops, Yak and Zebra. These file formats correspond to the internal identifiers 0..25.
This is the User’s Guide for InnoDB storage engine 1.1 for MySQL 5.5, generated on 2010-04-13 (revision: 19994) .