Sphyraena barracuda

Great barracudaNagy barrakuda (1,9 m; 38 kg)
Sides often with a few scattered dark spots; tail emarginate, dark with white tips. Inhabits estuaries, lagoons, bays and seaward reefs, 1 to 100 m. In open water above or near reefs. Jveniles common in estuaries, often in groups. Adults solitary. Curious but not dangerousunless provoked or attracted by shiny objects in murky water.
Range: Red Sea and Gulf of Oman to Polynesia, south to S. Africa; tropical Atlantic.


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