Great barracuda

Great barracuda
Great barracuda
Sphyraenidae (Barracudas)
Sphyraena barracuda
0 to 60 ft
The body is silvery gray, tinged with green on the darker back and paling toward the belly. Several pale dark bars may be visible along the upper side. The lower sides have small dark blotches. The tail is dark gray with white on the lobe tips. Young have a dark stripe on the side. The great barracuda grows to a length of 6.5 feet (2 m). The great barracuda is found worldwide in tropical waters, and is common in the Caribbean. It inhabits a variety of environments including reef channels, coral reefs and open ocean. It is a carnivorous predator and somewhat territorial. Attacks on humans are largely limited to murky waters where swimmers were probably mistaken for fish or where spearfishermen were swimming around with their catch.

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