The barracuda is a ray-finned fish known for its large size and fearsome appearance. Its body is long, fairly compressed, and covered with small, smooth scales. Some species can reach up to 1.8m in length and 30 cm in width.The barracuda is a salt water fish of the genus Sphyraena, the only genus in the family Sphyraenidae, and is found in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide.

Barracudas are popular both as food and game fish. They are most often eaten as fillets or steaks. Larger species, like the Great Barracuda, have been implicated in cases of ciguatera food poisoning. Southern Nigerians smoke them for use in soups. Smoking protects the soft flesh from disintegrating in the broth.


Additional information
Commercial name


Latin name

Sphyraena sphyraena


Sri Lanka/Senegal

Catching area

FAO 51, FAO 57, FAO 34

Fish Properties

Whole / G&G / Fillet


100% Fish

Nutritional Values

Energetic value 148 Kcal / 619 KJ – Proteins 18,9 g – Carbohydrate 0 g – Fat 6,12 g


Polystyrene 5kg-10kg-15kg-20kg