Scientific name: Sphyraena barracuda
Size: Up to 6.6 foot
Color: Silver gray
Distinguishing feature: Big size. Fusiform body with black spots. Predominant jaws, spaced fins. Solitary.
Where did we see it: Thailand, French polynesia, Mexico, Maldives, Egypt
The barracuda lives near the coast, between the shallow and 100 foot deep even though it can go lower.
It's a great carnivorous predator who uses his elongated body to jump on his prey.
It's a solitary species, although they can regroup when they are young. It's also a very curious species that can follow a diver for several meters. This fish can reach 38 miles / h when hunting for prey.
His life expectancy is around 15 years.
The kakihona sushi (sushi wrapped in persimmon leaves) are really the best!
To eat them, you have to go to Nara!
Mammals have a horizontal tail.
Fishes have a vertical fin.
The tiger shark has slender marks similars to the lines of tigers, hence its name.
When it is juvenile, these marks are round and not vertical. They change when it grows.