Sphyraena barracuda is a large, predatory fish with a long, slender body and a large, pointed head. It has a silvery-green back and sides, and a white belly. It has two long, sharp dorsal fins and a long, pointed tail fin. It is found in tropical and subtropical waters, usually near coral reefs, and can live up to 15 years. It is a solitary species, and its current population is stable.
Name Origin: The scientific name of the barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is derived from the Greek word sphyraena, which means "a large fish with a spindle-shaped body." This name was given to the barracuda due to its long, slender body shape.
Related Species: Sphyraena borealis, Sphyraena flavicauda, Sphyraena jello, Sphyraena picudilla, Sphyraena qenie, Sphyraena sphyraena