Created on Day 5
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.
- 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