The Barracuda lives in tropical and subtropical seas of the World ocean. Juveniles prefer coastal waters, and more adult – deep water of the open sea.
Upholstered in warm coastal waters of the World ocean and hunting in packs or alone, the voracious Barracuda prefer to attack from ambush. As soon as this graceful killer will stalk a potential victim, she starts to swim around her in circles and then rapid roll, like a guided missile, inflicts a quick strike. Pierce into the flesh of the jaw, keen eyesight and blazing speed make this fish one of the most dangerous predators in tropical coastal waters. barracudas have large eyes, due to which she quickly hunts down its prey. Drifting in his domain, the Barracuda waits, when in her field of vision appears weak or wounded the victim, the predator state which immediately determines disorderly dvizheniyu water.
At the time of the attack, the Barracuda immediately gaining speed up to 40 km per hour, the predator immediately turns towards his victim. Wide open and protruded jaw, the killer grabs the victim and bites her badly, biting teeth not only flesh, but also the backbone of the fish.
After the attack the predator, biting off as big a piece of fish, quickly sailed away to quietly eat it. Her relatives, seeing the blood of moribund fish, are not averse to profit, and they instantly pounce on the remains of fish.
• In some regions of the world the eating of meat of an adult Barracuda can cause deadly disease – ciguatera. It is called the accumulated in the body barracudas toxins contained in the meat poisonous Blowfish, which are home to large predators.