THE TIGER OF THE SEA: THE BARRACUDA

photo from: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Barracuda_with_prey.jpg

Welcome for another dose of my ocean series. Today’s topic will be the barracuda and how it is referred to as the tiger of the sea. Let’s get yourself wrapped up and enjoy the blog 😀

THE BARRACUDA

On average size of a barracuda, it can grow for up to 18 inches except for the great barracuda which can grow for up to 6 feet long and weighs 110 lb.

photo from: https://animalsking.com/barracuda-fish-lifestyle-and-habitat-of-barracuda-fish/

The Barracuda’s body is thin and long which is like a paper in the air capable of speeds for up to 25 mph.

Barracuda’s life span has an average of 10 to 15 years. It can be determined by counting the rings on its scales near the ear.

These creatures are captivated in shiny things. It prefers to hunt a fish which have a shiny body.

photo from: http://grosirpancing.com/blog/karakteristik-ikan-barakuda/

The barracuda’s body have stripes in their bodies which resembles of that of a tiger. This is used as an offensive and defensive mechanism because it can use to blend in the surroundings like a camouflage.

Barracuda is an ambush predator which strikes when the prey steps into its area. The hopeless prey has a low chance to escape due to the barracuda’s strong jaws and dagger-type teeth, which will pierce to the flesh of the prey.

REFERENCE

https://study.com/academy/lesson/barracuda-lesson-for-kids.html

http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/barracuda_facts/472/

COVER PHOTO FROM: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:Barracuda_with_prey.jpg

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