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Great Barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda
170 cm

Where Great Barracudas are found. Map from GBIF.
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Encyclopedia of Life
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You can usually find me swimming near the surface of the water. Sometimes I swim alone and other times you can find me swimming in schools. A school is when many fish swim together. Sometimes hundreds of us barracuda will swim together, but this is rare. We will attack almost anything, even if we only eat a little of it. We have attacked humans before but we only attack if you bother us.
Fun Facts
I am totally ferocious and one of the scariest-looking fish on the reef. You can find me swimming with my mouth open showing my long knife-like teeth. I use my sharp teeth to slice large fish in half so I can eat them! I can also disguise myself. If I am hunting fish near the bottom of the reef I can darken my skin color so I blend in more.
Fish are my favorite things to eat! I even eat poisonous fish and other barracuda. I will also eat shrimps and squids. I only eat other animals so I am a carnivore.
People used to catch me to eat, but I have a lot of toxins in my body, so I am not good to eat. In fact it's illegal to sell me for food in the USA because I can make humans sick. Reefs fish are my food and they are in danger so that means I am, too.