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Novel Study Sheds Light On Early Life Of Prolific Predator
2011-12-17 04:46:16

University of Miami team sinks teeth into larval life of barracuda, sennets For anglers and boaters who regularly travel the coasts of Florida the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is a common sight. Surprisingly, however, very little is known about the early life stage of this ecologically and socio-economically important coastal fish. In the journal Marine Biology, lead author Dr. Evan D'Alessandro and University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science...


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2008-10-16 17:53:14

The Obtuse Barracuda (Sphyraena obtusata) is a member of the barracuda family Sphyraenidae. It is found in tropical oceans of the world. It has a length of up to 21.5 inches long. It is an elongated fish with widely separated dorsal fins. The back is greenish and the underside is silver with three unclear dark brown longitudinal bands, two above and one below the lateral line. Its snout is pointed and has a large mouth filled with sharp, widely spaced teeth. The Obtuse Barracuda is a...

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2008-10-16 17:49:57

The Yellowtail Barracuda (Sphyraena flavicauda) is found in Indo-West Pacific oceans. Its length is up to 60 cm. It body has two brown or brownish-yellow longitudinal stripes which are sometimes missing in older specimens. This is a schooling fish and feeds almost entirely on other fish. Photo Copyright and Credit

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2008-10-16 17:47:24

The Great Barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda) is a species of barracuda that is found in open seas. It often grows to over 6 feet in length. They are voracious predators and hunt by hiding and waiting for fish to approach before ambushing. They rely heavily on surprise and short bursts of speed (up to 27mph). They are more or less solitary in their habits. Young may congregate in shoals however. They eat mostly fish. When gorged, they may herd a shoal of prey fish in shallow water and guard over...

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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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