Cobia


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Cobia is the only member of the Rachycentridae family. It is distributed in most tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. It is a popular gamefish for anglers and occurs from coastal water to the open sea.. The body of a cobia is elongated, with a broad and depressed head. The first dorsal fin consist of 8 short isolated spines not connected by membrane and it had a powerful tail fin.

Cobia feeds on fish and crustaceans, particularly shrimp, squid, and crabs. They are usually found in small group.


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Scientific Name: Rachycentron canadum  (Linnaeus, 1766)
English Name: Cobia
Mandarin Name: 海鲡 (Hǎi lí)
Local Malay Name: Aruan Tasik, Haruan Tasik
Local Hokkien: Hai Lay
Size: Maximum total length 2 m, commonly to 1.1 m.







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