on March 4, 2010



The barracuda was created with keen eyesight. It uses this design feature to effectively hunt its prey. Originally, this creature did not eat meat; it ate plants since all animals were created vegetarians.


  • The barracuda is very muscular and is shaped like a torpedo.
  • It has dozens of sharp teeth that line its jaws.

Fun Facts

  • Some of the barracuda’s teeth point backward into its mouth to help prevent fish from slipping out.
  • The barracuda likes shiny objects; it thinks such objects are food. When diving in an area where barracudas may be found, don’t wear jewelry or other shiny objects. The barracuda may think you are food.
  • A large barracuda is capable of cutting a large parrotfish in two with a single bite.

CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Perciformes (perch-like fishes)
FAMILY: Sphyraenidae (barracudas)
GENUS/SPECIES: 18 species

Size: Varies depending on species, 1.5–10 ft (0.5–3 m)
Diet: Almost any fish
Habitat: All temperate and tropical waters, except the eastern Pacific and the Mediterranean Sea

Aquarium Guide

With fun facts about more than 100 animals, this long-awaited Aquarium Guide includes beautiful pictures and reveals the incredible facts and design features that point to our amazing Creator. This handy size guide is excellent for school field trips and family trips to your favorite aquarium!

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