What is a barracuda?

What is a barracuda?

The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size, fearsome appearance and ferocious behaviour.

Do Barracudas stay with the pack?

However, there are times where they tend to stay with the pack. Barracudas will sometimes swim in groups. In this case, they can relocate schools of fish into compact areas or lead them into shallow water to more easily feed on them. Some species of barracuda are reputed to be dangerous to swimmers.

What happens when a barracuda attacks?

Most bites occur when the barracuda mistakes a metallic object for a fish and attempts to snatch it. The barracuda isn’t likely to continue biting once it realizes the object in question isn’t food. Barracuda attacks are rare and almost never fatal. Those teeth will do some damage to an arm or leg, though, so victims usually require stitches.

What is the color of a barracuda swim bladder?

The swim bladder is large, allowing for minimal energy expenditure while cruising or remaining idle. In most cases, barracuda are dark gray, dark green, white, or blue on the upper body, with silvery sides and a chalky-white belly. Coloration varies somewhat between species.