Barracudinas are about 50 species of marine fishes of the family Paralepididae, found almost worldwide in deep waters.
They are elongated, slender fish with large eyes, and a pointed snout containing fang-like teeth. This gives them some superficial resemblance to barracudas (family Sphyraenidae), although the two groups are not closely related, and the barracudinas lack a swim bladder. The largest species grow up to 100Â cm (3.3Â ft) in length.
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