Great Barracuda
Great barracuda
Sphyraena barracuda

(Edwards in Catesby, 1771)

Range Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic, Eastern Atlantic
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Sphyraenidae
Genus Spyraena
Species • S. barracuda
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Not Evaluated

The Great Barracuda (S. Barracuda) is a solitary predator that prowls the reefs and shallows around Southern Florida and the Caribbean.

This barracuda is a carnivore and feeds on a large variety of fish and cephalopods.

This is a silvery fish that rarely attacks humans, although when they do, they can be very dangerous.

Some of these barracuda can be poisonous depending on size, making it hard to figure out if it is safe to eat or not.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated