Barracuda can grow very large, perhaps up to 6 ft. and 106 lbs. They are not dangerous fish as thought by many. Swimmers in Antiguan waters have recorded no attack. They look very fierce with a large tooth showing outside their lips.
They feed on other smaller fish; they usually they circle their victim first before attacking. Commonly caught near reefs when trolling, and often seen by reef snorkelers. The flesh of large specimens in Antigua can be toxic with ciguatera.
Special thanks to the late Desmond Nicholson of the Museum of Antigua & Barbuda and Peter Duce for making this section of Antigua Nice Ltd possible!