Tropical Oceans Animals

Great Barracuda
Great Barracuda
Class: Fishes: 4 classes Diet: Fish
Order:Perciformes: Perch-like fishes
Size: up to 1.8 m (6 ft)
Family: No Fish family information Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Sphyraena barracuda Habitat: coastal lagoons, coral reefs; adults farther offshore
Range: Worldwide, tropical seas except Eastern Pacific Ocean; best known in Caribbean and Western Atlantic Oceans

Size of Great BarracudaThere are about 18 species of barracuda, found in tropical and subtropical areas of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. The great barracuda is characteristic of the family, with its long, slender body, pointed head and jutting jaw, studded with formidable teeth. An aggressive predator, it preys on fish but has been known to attack humans when disturbed or provoked. Barracudas are generally solitary fishes but may gather in groups before spawning.

Range of Great Barracuda
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