Great Barracuda

Barracudas are known for their fang-like teeth and powerful jaws. Despite their dangerous reputation, they are a favorite sighting for many scuba divers. They can be seen by scuba divers and snorkelers around the world, often in large groups, from the Red Sea to Hawaii and from the east coast of the United States to western Africa.

It is a predator that hunts using a typical ambush method. They rely on surprise and short bursts of speed of up to 27 mph (43 kmh) to overrun their prey.

Details & Statistics

Added to Scubadorable
Nov 7, 2007
Scientific Name
Sphyraena barracuda
Also known as
Commerson's Sea Pike
Range
North Pacific, South Pacific, West Pacific, East Pacific, Gulf of California, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, West Atlantic, East Atlantic, Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, Andaman Sea, Indian Ocean, Sea of Japan, East China Sea, South China Sea, Oceania, Coral Sea (GBR)
Length
23 to 79 inches
Depth
3 to 328 feet

International Names

German (Deutsch)
Amerikanischer Pfeilhecht
Danish (Dansk)
Stor Barracuda
Spanish (Español)
Picúa Zorra
Finnish (Suomi)
Barrakuda
French (Français)
Grand Barracuda
Italian (Italiano)
Grande Barracuda
Japanese (日本語)
Alu-alu
Dutch (Nederlands)
Grote Zeesnoek
Norwegian (Norsk)
Barrakuda
Polish (Polski)
Barrakuda wielka
Portuguese (Português)
Barracuda-gigante
Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro)
Bacuda
Russian (русский язык)
щука морская
Swedish (Svenska)
Pilgädda

Cute Great Barracuda Gifts

Barracuda Dive Flag Magnet – This design shows our cute Scubadorable Barracuda in front of a dive flag. This will make a great gift for scuba divers and barracuda lovers. View on Zazzle
Great Barracuda Keychain – Barracudas might be known as a ferocious fish, but a large school of these big fish is a welcome sight for many scuba divers. This is... View on Zazzle
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Cute Barracuda Keychain – This is our totally cute Scubadorable version of a Great Barracuda, known for their fang-like teeth and powerful jaws. They can be seen by scuba divers... View on Zazzle
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Great Barracuda Silver Plated Necklace – Barracudas might be known as a ferocious fish, but a large school of these big fish is a welcome sight for many scuba divers. This is... View on Zazzle
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