The Barracuda is a strong Pirate Ship that detonates itself when it is at critical health.
The Barracuda is a Pirate alien that is known to go on a 'death run' when at critical health. Instead of fleeing, this pirate goes out with a bang and detonates after either 10 seconds or when it gets near you, inflicting roughly 20% damage, equivalent to a mine. They are also very fast, slighty slower than a full speed Goliath. When they are set to explode, they stay still and flash red. Like all Reapers, they are located in 5-X maps.
Like with most of the larger reaper ships the barracuda is a very poor choice for farming due to its low rewards in comparison to damage and endurance, it should only be tackled for quest or entertainment purposes.