Lemonfish, crabeater, black salmon, these are just a couple of the names given to the cobia which, interestingly, is also known as the prodigal son. These fish are big at 170 pounds and their length can reach up to seventy inches. The cobia is distinguished by its extended spindle-shaped body, its dark brown hue, and the dorsal fin which has several sharp spines, at least six. Due to the cobia’s shape and large pectoral fins, it can be easily mistaken for a shark.
Usually a solitary fish, the cobia prefers to live in solitude with the exception of the annual spawning aggregations when it is seen among other cobia. On fleeting occasions, it can be spotted congregating close to a reef, buoy, or a wreck. During the release of eggs, the larvae resemble plankton, and they are largely helpless during the first week of hatching until the eyes and mouths have developed. The cobia can live as long as fifteen years or more.
Cobia is one of the best game fish and has strong appeal among recreational fishing enthusiasts. It is recognized for its power, which makes the fish a challenging and exciting catch.
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