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barracuda, slender, elongated fish of tropical seas. Barracudas have long snouts and projecting lower jaws armed with large, sharp-edged teeth. They are ferocious, striking at anything that gleams, and are considered excellent game fishes. The largest of the group, the great barracuda, averages 5 ft (1.5 m) in length but may reach 10 ft (3 m); it is dangerous to swimmers wearing shiny objects. Other species are the Pacific barracuda (4 ft/1.2 m long) and the smaller Northern barracuda, which is not dangerous. Barracudas are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Actinopterygii, order Perciformes, family Sphyraenidae.

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bar·ra·cu·da / ˌberəˈkoōdə/ • n. (pl. same or barracudas ) a large, predatory tropical marine fish (genus Sphyraena, family Sphyraenidae) with a slender body and large jaws and teeth. Its several species include the inedible and poisonous great barracuda (S. barracuda) and the edible Pacific barracuda (S. argentea).

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barracuda

barracuda Marine fish found in tropical Atlantic and Pacific waters. Known to attack people, it has a large mouth with many large, razor-sharp teeth. It is long, slender and olive-green. Length: usually 1.2–1.8m (4–6ft); weight: 1.4–22.7kg (3–50lb). The great barracuda of the Florida coast grows to 2.5m (8ft). Family Sphyraenidae; there are 20 species.

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barracuda

barracuda See SPHYRAENIDAE.

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