Category: Fish Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Family: Gempylidae
Other Names: Fish, Snoek
Notes One of the staple food fish for the early Maori. Barracouta have a large mouth armed with rows of dagger-like teeth. Barracouta are migratory fish but their movements are largely unknown. Eaten by the NZ Fur Seal. Large schools are common in the otago Harbour late summer/early autumn.
References A Treasury of New Zealand Fishes: Graham