- a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan.
Origin of cobia
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Historical Examples of cobia
The cobia, or sergeant-fish, is the only fish of its family, Rachycentrid.
A strong, rather heavy rod is necessary for the cobia, which the Key West fishermen call cobi-.
Owing to this dark stripe the cobia is sometimes called sergeant-fish, thus confounding it with the snook.
- a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae