cobia


cobia
/koh"bee euh/, n.
a large, fusiform fish, Rachycentron canadum, found off the eastern coast of temperate and tropical America, in the East Indies, and in Japan.
[1870-75; Amer.; of obscure orig.]

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Swift-moving, slim marine game fish (Rachycentron canadum), the only member of the family Rachycentridae.

Found in most warm oceans, this voracious predator may grow as long as 6 ft (1.8 m) and weigh 150 lbs (70 kg) or more. It has a jutting lower jaw, a rather flat head, and light-brown sides, each with two lengthwise, brown stripes. Its distinctive dorsal fin consists of a row of short spines followed by a long, soft-rayed fin.

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also called  Sergeant Fish, or Crabeater 
 (species Rachycentron canadum), swift-moving, slim marine game fish, the only member of the family Rachycentridae (order Perciformes). The cobia is found in most warm oceans. A voracious, predatory fish, it may be 1.8 m (6 feet) long and weigh 70 kg (150 pounds) or more. It has a jutting lower jaw, a rather flat head, and light-brown sides, each with two lengthwise, brown stripes. The dorsal fin, a distinctive feature, consists of a row of short spines followed by a long, soft-rayed fin.

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  • cobia — ☆ cobia [kō′bē ə ] n. [< ?] a large, voracious percoid game fish (Rachycentron canadum) found in warm seas: it has a conspicuous black stripe along each side of the body …   English World dictionary

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  • cobia — /ˈkoʊbiə/ (say kohbeeuh) noun (plural cobia or cobias) → black kingfish. {origin unknown} Usage: For variation in the plural inflection, see note at fish1 …   Australian English dictionary

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  • cobia — noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1873 a large bony fish (Rachycentron canadum of the family Rachycentridae) of warm seas that is a food and sport fish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cobia — Pez de pesca deportiva, delgado y ágil (Rachycentron canadum), único miembro de la familia Rachycentridae. Presente en la mayoría de los mares calidos, este voraz predador puede llegar a medir 1,8 m (6 pies) de largo y pesar 70 kg (150 lb) o más …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • cobia — n. large bony game or food fish with dark stripes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cobia — [ kəʊbɪə] noun (plural same) a large edible game fish living in the open ocean. [Rachycentron canadum.] Origin C19: of unknown origin …   English new terms dictionary