BARRACUDA

” Tiger of the sea “, The Barracuda has a slender, streamlined body that is round in the mid-section. It is adapted to swim with a high velocity and are very very flexible.

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– ” Is it me, or are they staring at us? “

barracuda are often found near coral reefs, its habitat. However, they can also be found in the open sea at around 100 meters deep. the structure of their body allows them to turn into swift swimmers and that has the ability to make sharp turns and squeeze through tiny spaces. The Barracuda can swim in narrow, twisty places is the ability to inflate and deflate its swim bladder. The shrinking and expanding of this gas-filled chamber allows the fish to either lower its body or to rise to a higher level.

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– I’m pretty sure that’s a headless fish corpse in it’s mouth.

barracuda have a large gape and very sharp teeth, enabling them to feed on large fishes by chopping them in half.They are often found floating completely still in the water, waiting to lunge at an unsuspecting fish. They are not picky with its their diet like some or the other carnivorous fish, with an array of prey including fishes such as jacks, grunts, grouper, snapper, small tunas, mullets, bill-fishes, herrings, and anchovies to choose from.

barracuda are large fish. The record is 1.7 meters ), 44 kg  and the species is reported to attain a size of 2 meters, 50 kg !

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– A grumpy Barracuda

        ” They are fast. They are swift. The barracuda can live both in schools and individually. They have razor-sharp teeth that can cut fish in half. Trust me, you do not want to get bitten, as they are known to mistake swimming human limbs as delectable fish. “

” Your being too slow “

                                                    – The Barracuda (Member)

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