Barracouta
Thyrsites atun

Summary

A long slender strongly compressed fish with a steely-blue back becoming silvery below, a black blotch at the front of the dorsal fin, and a single lateral line that runs along the back below the dorsal-fin base before abruptly curving ventrally. These voracious predators have long fang-like teeth and often form large schools


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Habitat

Inhabits near surface waters, and sometimes enters open bays and estuaries

Distribution

Southern Australia From WA to NSW including Tasmania. Elsewhere the species is circumglobal in the Southern Hemisphere.

Size

Can grow to around 200cm

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