The Barracuda is known as The Tiger of the Sea but also carries a variety of common names; Great Barracuda, Commerson's Sea pike, and Short barracuda are all common English language names. It is an nosy, intrusive and aggressive predator.
The Barracuda provides the angler with an impressive aerial display often jumping several times its own length. The saber-like teeth are extremely sharp and dangerous if not handled with caution. The Barracuda can be found worldwide in near shore tropical and subtropical seas (30°N - 30°S). The great barracuda is common in the western Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts up north to Brazil down south. The Barracuda can also be found in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea as well as the eastern Atlantic Ocean, Indo-Pacific, and the Red Sea. It is rare or absent in areas of the eastern Pacific Ocean.
Distinctive Features of the great barracuda include a slender, streamlined body that is round in the mid-section with the top of the head between the eyes nearly flat. The mouth is large, containing loads of large sharp teeth and a projecting lower jaw. The pectoral fin tips extend to the origin of the pelvic fins.