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In the journal Marine Biology, researchers shed light on the larval stage of barracuda, as well as several other closely related species for the first time.
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...
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
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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