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(Rachycentron canadum).

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum).

Other Common Names:
Black Kingfish.
Crab Eater.
Lemon Fish.

Upper body dark brown with two cream coloured side lines.
Brown sides and cream coloured belly.
The head is flatish. Very low and knobby first dorsal fin.
Long second dorsal fin.

Typical Location:
Around coral and rocky reefs.
Around wrecks, flotsam, buoys and FAD’s (Fish Aggregating Devices).
Under feeding rays and whale sharks.

Fishing Methods:
Trolling dead mullet or strip bait.
Trolling live mullet, mackerel or scad.
Slow trolling with downrigger and live or dead bait.
Drifting or at anchor with live or dead mullet, mackerel or crab.

Fighting Characteristics:
Very tough midwater runs with dives to reefs or other structures.

Fishing Khao Lak's Comment:
A species mainly caught at night, that fights very similar to smaller sharks.

Fish Species | Photo Gallery

African Pompano | Amberjack | Barracouta | Barracuda | Barramundi | Bigeye Trevally
Black Marlin | Black–blotched Stingray | Blackspot Shark | Blacktip Reef Shark
Blue Marlin | Bluefin Trevally | Bluespotted Stingray | Bonefish | Bridled Parrotfish

Broadbill Swordfish | Bull Shark | Camouflage Grouper | Checkered Seaperch
Cobia | Copper Shark | Coral Trout | Coronation Trout | Daisy Parrotfish
Dogtooth Tuna | Dorado | Dusky Parrotfish | Ember Parrotfish

Giant Trevally | Golden Trevally | Green Jobfish | Grey Mullet | Grey Reef Shark
Hammerhead Shark | Honeycomb Grouper | John's Snapper | Kawa Kawa Tuna
Leopard Shark | Long–Finned Bigeye | Longnose Emperor | Longtail Tuna

Longtom | Mako Shark | Malabar Grouper | Mangrove Jack | Maori Seaperch
Narrow–barred Spanish Mackerel | Peacock Rockcod | Permit | Queenfish
Rainbow Runner | Red Snapper | Reticulated Swellshark | Rosy Snapper

Ruby Snapper | Sailfish | Silvertip Shark | Skipjack Tuna | Smalltooth Emperor
Smalltooth Jobfish | Spangled Emperor | Sweetlip Emperor | Tarpon | Threadfin Salmon
Tiger Shark | Tripletail | Tripletail Wrasse | Wahoo | Yellowfin Tuna

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