cobia
(Rachycentron canadum)


(Linnaeus, 1766); RACHYCENTRIDAE FAMILY; also called ling, lemonfish, black salmon, black kingfish, sergeant fish, crab eater, runner, cabio. Worldwide in tropical and warm temperate waters both offshore and inshore. Adult cobia seem to prefer shallow continental shelf waters. They particularly like buoys, pilings, wrecks, anchored boats, flotsam, etc., and will sometimes congregate around these objects. It is the only known member of the family Rachycentridae. It has a long, broad, depressed head. The overall appearance of the fish is similar to that of a small shark, given the shape of...Read More

Line ClassWeightLocationCatch DateAnglerRecord DetailsHistory Details
All-Tackle61.5 kg (135 lb 9 oz)Shark Bay, W.A., Australia09-Jul-1985Peter GouldingRecord DetailsHistory Details