Unformatted text preview: to both protect itself and sneak up on prey, it employs natural camouflage to blend in with the water. Also, it has sharp teeth and a very powerful jaw. While floating around between feeding, the barracuda has a mutual relationship with small fish called wrasse, which eat dead skin and parasites off of the barracuda’s body. (Paterson) 4. Sources: 1. Grubich, J. and Rice, A. and Westneat, M. 2007. Functional morphology of bite mechanisms in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda). Zoology V111 No1: 16-29. 2. Paterson, S. 2002. In the Realm of the Barracuda. The Ocean Realm N2: 36-41...
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- Barracuda, Great barracuda, Sphyraenidae