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Grate Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft in a Caribbean reef. This Grate Barracuda is the local king of this reef. has a long, streamlined body with the second dorsal fin set far back near the tail. This fin arrangement, along with a large, powerful tail, allows it to stalk its prey and then accelerate forward at great speed.

Habitat:

In the Atlantic coast of tropical America from North Carolina , Gulf of México all the Caribbean to Brazil.

Notes:

Eating even small amounts of barracuda can result in ciguatera poisoning, caused by toxins accumulated from its food.

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6 Comments

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks chebeague!

chebeague3
chebeague3 2 years ago

Wow! I love barracudas!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Thanks Karen, Donna, Achmmad!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

Wow!

DonnaPomeroy
DonnaPomeroy 2 years ago

Great shots!

achmmad
achmmad 2 years ago

Whoa! amazing, Gerardo!

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Mar 28, 2012
Submitted on Mar 28, 2012

Reference

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