Category: Dangerous Fishes

Barracuda – A violent fish or Tiger of the Sea


Kingdom: Animalia
Order: Perciformes
Diet: Any fish (available in its habitat)
Average Length: 2.1 m (6.9 ft)
Average Width: 30 cm (12 in)
Lifespan: 10-15 years
Genus: Sphyraena
Class: Actinopterygli
Phylum: Chordata
Speed: up to 227mph (43 km/h)
Found: Mediterranean, western Atlantic and tropical waters

The barracuda is a violent deep-hunter with incredible accuracy and speed; it has sharp teeth and easily lacerated a human limb. Color of barracuda fish is dark blue, dark green, or gray on its upper body and silvery sides and a chalky-white belly. It hunts with its mordant eyesight, even in the murky and dark waters. It will prey upon groupers, grunts, snappers, jacks, small tunas, mullets, killifishes, herrings and anchovies. Humans are often to eat barracuda fish as fillets or streaks. Advised that, when entering into the water where barracuda fish live, divers should avoid jewelry or any other garments, caused of attracted by shiny object.