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Barracuda

The Pacific Barracuda

A great deal is known about the Pacific barracuda (Sphyraena argentea). It spends its winters off Mexico and joins a school in the spring to swim up the coast and spawn. Males are sexually mature when they are two or three years old; females mature one year later. The female Pacific barracuda lays her eggs at intervals, and the eggs float freely in the water. Measuring up to 4.9 ft (1.5 m) long, Pacific barracuda eat sardines. They are caught throughout the year off the Mexican coast and in the summertime off the California coast. Their meat is reportedly very good.

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