noun \ˈkō-bē-ə\

Definition of COBIA

:  a large bony fish (Rachycentron canadum of the family Rachycentridae) of warm seas that is a food and sport fish

Origin of COBIA

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1873

Rhymes with COBIA


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

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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