Latin Name: Sphyraena
General Size: 48"
One of only 18 species in the Family Sphyraenidae the
Great Barracuda is an ever-present character on worldwide
reefs. Barracudas are most often observed alone however
they will form small groups at certain times. These
extremely fast predators feed on fishes and cephalopods.
They can reach up to a least 5.5 feet in length but
their meat should be avoided for consumption as they
often harbor ciguatera toxin.
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