The great barracuda has a slender, torpedo-shaped, blue-gray body. The top of the head between the eyes is nearly flat and the mouth is large, containing many large sharp teeth with a projecting lower jaw. The Great Barracuda has sides covered with dark black spots, distinguishing it from other species of barracuda. They are opportunistic predators, feeding on an array of prey including fishes such as jacks, grunts, groupers, snappers, small tunas, mullets, killifishes, herrings and anchovies. They have keen eyesight with the ability to see through murky water and are attracted to shiny schools of fish.
Great barracuda commonly occur in near shore coral reefs, sea grasses and mangroves.
Ranging on the Atlantic coast of tropical America from North Carolina to Brazil and reaching Bermuda.