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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.]
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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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de la Cruz, case investigator, said that charges of Presidential Decree (P.D.) 1866 as amended by Republic Act 10591 (illegal possession of firearms and ammunition) were filed against Lawyer Manuel Cobia Muyco after he did not present any pertinent papers on the guns and ammunition that were found in his Toyota Innova car during the checkpoint.
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