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Cobia \Co"bi*a\, n. (Zo["o]l.) An oceanic fish of large size ( Elacate canada); the crabeater; -- called also bonito, cubbyyew, coalfish, and sergeant fish.


n. ''Rachycentron canadum'', a perciform marine fish.


n. large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters [syn: Rachycentron canadum, sergeant fish]


The cobia (Rachycentron canadum) is a species of perciform marine fish, the only representative of the genus Rachycentron and the family Rachycentridae. Other common names include black kingfish, black salmon, ling, lemonfish, crabeater, prodigal son, black bonito, and aruan tasek.

Cobia (disambiguation)

Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is a species of fish.

Cobia may also refer to:

  • Cobia, Dâmbovița, a commune in Romania
  • Cobia, one of the Ringgold Isles in Fiji
  • USS Cobia (SS-245), a submarine

Usage examples of "cobia".

Leaving her string of sons with Ginny Penn as the seasons passed, Lucy took to the woods with Silas when deer season began and was there in the boat when the shad and the cobia made their runs upstream during the spring to lay their eggs in fresh water.

We baited our hooks with iced-down eels, then cast them in front of the great swishing forms of cobia hunting along the surface.

The cobia were torpedo-shaped and powerful and they were my favorite fish to cook and eat at a camp-fire.

But there were too many fish to catch with regular tackle and we even landed a cobia weighing over forty pounds.

I cooked those cobia steaks over a campfire with corn oil, butter, and lemon juice, and that became the first recipe I ever sold to a newspaper.

He turned on the fathometer, and in moments the Cobia Hole rose in graphic relief on the screen.

Fry and his father devoured the cobia while his mother sipped crab bisque.

Huge white sharks snapped and gored the smaller tiger and mako sharks, while the barracuda cut sailfish and cobia and tarpon into bloody gobbets of meat.

With Jimmy happily babbling a soon-to-be-rich aria for the very young, Albury aimed the Diamond Cutter out to sea, toward the final trap line, the new and private one he and Jimmy called the Cobia Hole.

But I figure you and me gonna pull us some fat fucking crawfish out of the Cobia Hole this morning, and I'll be fixed just fine.

Jimmy, who was new on the boat then, spotted a huge school of cobia churning crazily in Diamond Cutter's wake.

Another wall had been dedicated to mounted game fish: a tarpon, a striped marlin, a peacock bass, a cobia and a bonefish scarcely bigger than a banana.