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A large food and game fish (Rachycentron canadum) of tropical and subtropical seas, having a dark brown body and a projecting lower jaw. Also called sergeant fish.

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(Animals) a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae
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(ˈkoʊ bi ə)

n., pl. -bi•as.
a large, perchlike game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of warm and temperate seas.
[1870–75; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobia - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remorascobia - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Rachycentron, Rachycentron - genus and family are coextensive and comprise only the cobia
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The mean GSI of female cobia collected in this study peaked at a higher value (7.
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has entered into an exclusive agreement with Marine Farms A/S of Bergen, Norway, to sell Marine Farms Vietnam frozen farm-raised cobia products in the United States and Canada.
Until now, cobia, which has a firm white flesh and grows three times faster than Atlantic salmon, has not been available in any commercial quantity in Europe.
Marine Farms added that its cobia hatchery in Belize had started production and the first batch of 50,000 cobia juveniles had been stocked in cages.
At issue were regulatory permits that the company applied for to increase production of cobia, a fast-growing and versatile fish raised in large spherical ocean cages submerged in the waters two miles off Culebra;
Both firms farm cobia in Panama because of the fish's rapid growth rate, nutrition, rare taste and texture.
Effective February 1,2018, the recreational bag limit for cobia in Florida state waters of the Gulf of Mexico is reduced to 1 per person and no more than 2 per vessel.
Cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a migratory pelagic species that is found in tropical and subtropical seas of the world, except in the central and eastern Pacific Ocean.
Weather dictates what direction our fishing takes in January and February in East Central Florida be it toasty warmth, bouts of bitter cold, wrecking winds, or calming easterly breezes, if we luck into another mild winter with fishable ocean conditions look for schools of pogies to be pulling cobia around the reefs offshore Ponce Inlet and Port Canaveral.
Some female cobia (17-32%) throughout the Gulf of Mexico had spent or regressed ovaries by July.
We think that this seismic bright spot anomalie may produce like the Fortescue Field or the Cobia Field on the south flank and west flanks of the Halibut anticline.