great barracuda

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large (up to 6 ft) greyish-brown barracuda highly regarded as a food and sport fish

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An apex predator of the warmwater grassflats and coral reefs, the great barracuda is now under fire.
And yet, commercial landings data reveal great barracuda is indeed being taken--and sold--in volumes approaching those of mutton snapper, cobia and other fish.
* The great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, is found in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts to Brazil, but is particularly abundant off South Florida.
* In the Florida Keys, adult great barracuda occupy nearly all habitats from residential canals and shallow seagrass flats near shore, to Florida Bay, and the offshore open water of the Florida Straits and Gulf of Mexico.
* There are few predators that are large enough and fast enough to feed on adult great barracuda. Sharks, tuna and go-lath grouper have been known to feed on adult barracuda.
* No stock assessments have been conducted for great barracuda and we don't have a reliable estimate of the numbers of individuals in the populations.
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