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Grate Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

Description:

Photo take at -35 ft in a Caribbean reef. The great barracuda 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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eulalia rubio
eulalia rubio 6 years ago

Maravillosos arrecifes.

Mexico

Lat: 20.85, Long: -86.88

Spotted on Feb 9, 2012
Submitted on Feb 9, 2012

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