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Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda

Great Barracuda

The great barracuda is a nocturnal animal, that means he is active at night. He can grow up to 2 meters long!

Barracudas are reef hunters. They use a classic example of lie-in-wait or ambush.  The juveniles can be found in the mangroves where they are safe from predators.

 

They are voracious predators and hunt using a classic example of lie-in-wait or ambush. They rely on surprise and short bursts of speed (up to 27 mph (43 km/h) to overrun their prey, sacrificing maneuverability. Barracudas are more or less solitary in their habits. Young and half-grown fish frequently congregate in shoals.

They can reach at least 14 years of age. The spawning season lasts from April to October. They can release about 5,000 to 30, 000 eggs