Great Barracuda ( Sphyraenidae, sphyraenidae, perciformes, chordata, animalia)

Sphyraena barracuda

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The Barracuda eats shrimp, and any number of fish, and is primarily a feeder on reefs.
And the barracuda is at the top of the food chain.

The Barracuda is a predator and a carnivore it appears in open seas
they hunt using a classic tactic of lie-in-wait or ambush. they rely on
suprise at short burst of speed up to 27 mph to over run their prey.

This creature doesnt stay in one enviorment and doesnt have to compete for its territory.

Reef associated; brackish; marine; depth range 1- 100 m
Mainly stays in the reef, gulf, or bay, in a native enviorment.


The lower is out further than the upper mouth. Barracuda's has strong fang like teeth that are mitch match in size the head is large and is pointed like in appearance. The two dorsal fins are widely seperated with the first having five spines and the second having one spine and nine soft rays.
The color is dark green, blue, or grey above chalky white. sometimes there is a row of darker cross bars or black spots on each side.
it gets to be 200 cm.

They are threshers they fertilize external just like salmon but they scatter their eggs in open water and leave them on their own.
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