Obtuse Barracuda (Sphyraena obtusata)

Also known as Blunt Barracuda, Bluntjaw Seapike, Blunt-jawed Seapike, Dark-finned Seapike, Dingo Fish, Green-and-Gold Seapike, Highfin Barracuda, Pike, Pygmy Barracuda, Red Barracuda, Sea Pike, Sennit, Short-finned Seapike, Short-jawed Seapike, Striped Barracuda, Striped Seapike, Yellowstripe Barracuda, Yellow-striped Barracuda, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Barracuda, Yellowtail Sennit

Description

Also known as Blunt Barracuda, Bluntjaw Seapike, Blunt-jawed Seapike, Dark-finned Seapike, Dingo Fish, Green-and-Gold Seapike, Highfin Barracuda, Pike, Pygmy Barracuda, Red Barracuda, Sea Pike, Sennit, Short-finned Seapike, Short-jawed Seapike, Striped Barracuda, Striped Seapike, Yellowstripe Barracuda, Yellow-striped Barracuda, Yellowtail, Yellowtail Barracuda, Yellowtail Sennit.

Found during the day in schools drifting over rocky reefs and seagrass beds dispersing at night to forage for food over bays and estuaries.
They feed on fish.
Juveniles found in schools over seagrass beds.
Length - 55cm
Depth - 5-200m
Widespread Indo Pacific, Mediterranean

Barracudas are large and torpedo shaped with an awesome array of teeth.
Can be quite curious and approach divers but are relatively harmless to divers! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/4493

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