Sphyraena barracuda
King of the Reef


About Me/Bibliography
My name is Hannah Sellnow and I am Biology/Biomedical Science  major, Spanish minor at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. I plan to continue at UWL for graduate school to become a Physical Therapist.
I created this webpage as part of a course I am taking, Organismal Biology, and when I first learned I needed to make a webpage I couldn't decide what organism to pick! There are so many to choose from! But being an avid Guitar Hero fan, I decided on the Great Barracuda because of Heart's 1977 hit, Barracuda. Not only did I learn a lot of things I never knew before but I actually found the Barracuda fascinating and I hope you will too!

If you would like to contact me, you can do so by email at sellnow.hann@students.uwlax.edu


1. UWL Biology Department: Multiple Organisms
2. Shane Paterson's Graduate Research
3. Shedd Aquarium: Fast Facts about the Barracuda
4. Sea World: Lots of great information about ALL the bony
5. Some great Barracuda pictures!


1. Dechraoui, M. and Tiedeken, J. 2005. Use of two detection methods to discriminate ciguatoxins from brevetoxins: Application to great barracuda from Florida Keys. Toxicon V46 No3: 261-270.

2. 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.

3. Nelson, G. 1989. Phylogeny of major fish groups. Pages 325-336 in B. Fernhom, K. Bremer, and H. Jornvall, editors. The Hierarchy of Life. Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

4. Paterson, S. 2002. In the Realm of the Barracuda. The Ocean Realm N2: 36-41

5. Squire, J and Smith, S. 1977. Angler’s Guide to the United States Pacific Coast. U.S. Department of Commerce. National Marine Fisheries Service. Seattle, Washington, USA, November 1977.

6. Vanstrum, G. 2003. The Saltwater Wilderness. Oxford University Press, New York City, New York, USA.

7. Dances with ‘cudas 2003. <URL: http://www.uga.edu/cuda/>. Accessed 29 March 2008.

8. Blanket permission to use images from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) photo library: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/aboutimages.html

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