barracouta


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barracouta

(ˌbærəˈkuːtə)
n
(Animals) a large predatory Pacific fish, Thyrsites atun, with a protruding lower jaw and strong teeth: family Gempylidae
[C17: variant of barracuda]
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Noun1.barracouta - a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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Now your mouth is that of a barracouta, your eyes flecked with greenstone.
These, impressively include Quantum, Tactical Directions, Hood Sailmakers, Barracouta Sails, Contender/Selden, Summit Coatings, Geddes Optical, Mitre to and Two Rivers wines.
Fishery NP Common name Species swordfish Tuna and tuna-like species Albacore Thunnus alalunga 9707 Bigeye tuna Thunnus obesus 5409 Butterfly mackerel Gasterochisma melampus -- Skipjack tuna Katsuwonus pelamis 546 Slender tuna Allothunnus fallai -- Southern bluefin Thunnus maccoyii -- Yellowfin tuna Thunnus albacares 2811 Wahoo Acanthocybium solandri 383 Billfish Black marlin Makaira indica 25 Blue marlin Makaira nigricans 981 Sailfish Istiophorus platypterus 49 Shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris 543 Striped marlin Tetrapturus audax 1963 Swordfish Xiphias gladius 22,457 Other bony fish Barracouta Thyrsites atun -- Barracudas Sphyraena spp.
The company operates an integrated catching, processing and marketing program for fillets and other products including hake, hold, oreo dory (smooth and black), orange roughy, ling, barracouta, southern blue whiting, silver warehou and arrow squid.
The relation between the food of the Australian barracouta, Thyrsites atun (Euphrasen) and recent fluctuations in the fisheries.
Several spares were held in reserve as spinners proved very tempting to barracoutas in Bass Strait.