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Fish Profiles

Barracouta

Description:

This cold water fish is sometimes confused with the more commonly known fish the Barracuda. A slim long slender fish has blue-black colouring and silver under body. It has a protruding jaw lined with needle-like fearsome looking teeth. This fish, however, is not caught for eating, as this specific species is well known for harbouring parasitic worms. Although this worm, after cooking, does not appear to be harmful to humans many fishing experts do not recommend consumption.

Size:

Often measuring 50-140cm in length, and rarely weighing more than 1.5kg. A typical Barracouta measures no more than a metre and weighs less than 1.5kg.

Where:

The Barracouta is a cold water fish of the southern oceans of Australia.