The barracuda is a rayfinned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance. Its body is long, fairly compressed, and covered with small, smooth scales Some species could reach up to 1.8m in length and 30 cm in width.
Barracudas around 1 m in length are common in Curacao waters. They love Fresh tuna baits being trolled at slower speeds and close to shore.
In most cases, they are dark green, dark blue, or gray on their upper body with silvery sides and chalky-white belly. Coloration varies somewhat between species. For some species, there are irregular black spots or a row of darker cross-bars on each side. Their fins may be yellowish or dusky. Barracudas live primarily in oceans, but certain species such as the Great Barracuda lives in brackish water.
Barracudas are at the top of the food chain on the reefs of Curacao. Although in many parts of the world this fish cannot be eaten because of a bacteria the lives in the fish here in Curacao we do not have that bacteria and Barracuda is a popular dish in all the restaurants.
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