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Great Barracuda

Coastal Habitats

Animals of the Gulf Waters 

Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda

Sphyraena barracuda

 

Great barracudas are built for the hunt. Long and sleek, they have dark backs, silvery sides and white bellies which make them difficult to see around reefs and wrecks in the open Gulf.

Barracudas also come equipped with a wide mouth and long, sharp teeth for when they catch their prey.

Animals of the Gulf Waters

 

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