Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Actinopterygii
                        Family : Sphyraenidae
         Scientific Name : Sphyraena

                        Origin : Oceans worldwide
                       Size(L) : 0.5m - 2m 
                                        (20in - 79in)
                  Life Span : 10 - 15 years

                      Colour : Grey, Blue,
                                       Black, Brown
                 Skin Type : Smooth
Distinctive Features : Large body size and 
                                       powerful jaws
  1. Barracuda is a large species of fish found in the warm coastal waters of the world.
  2. There are 20 or more species of this fish.
  3. Their length varies from 50cms to 2mtrs.
  4. Their size and color varies according to their species.
  5. They are elongated fish with a pointed head and powerful jaws.
  6. They have rows of sharp teeth which look like fangs that help them when they find their prey.
  7. They are known to be aggressive and are dominant predators.
  8. Barracudas use surprise tactics to catch their prey.
  9. They can swim at top speeds reaching up to 40kmph to hunt.
  10. They are opportunistic carnivores feeding on smaller fish, invertebrates and squids.
  11. They have very few natural predators in sharks and whales.
  12. The female Barracudas are known to release eggs directly in water which fertilize externally.
  13. Humans also hunt Barracudas and eat them all around the world.

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