Family Rachycentridae - Cobia
  Order
:
Rachycentridae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
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  Remark
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Distribution: Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. Elongate body. Head depressed. Six to nine short free spines preceeding the long dorsal fin. Spines in dorsal fin 1-3; soft rays 26-33. Anal fin long. Anal spines 2 or 3; soft rays 22-28. Body with 3 dark lateral stripes. To 1.5 m maximum length. Feed on crustaceans, fishes, and squids. Assumed to be a pelagic spawner (RF). An excellent food and gamefish.
  Etymology
:
Greek, rachys = vertebral column + Greek, kentron = sharp point ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
active
  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Carangaria | | | Carangiformes | | | Rachycentridae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Rachycentridae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Gasterosteus canadus Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal
Elacate canada (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Rachicentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Rachycentrodon canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Rachycentron canadus (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Rachycentrum canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
Scomber niger Bloch, 1793
synonymjuniororiginal
Apolectus niger (Bloch, 1793)
synonymjuniornew
Elacate nigra (Bloch, 1793)
synonymjuniornew
Naucrates niger (Bloch, 1793)
synonymjuniornew
Centronotus gardenii Lacep├Ęde, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Centronotus spinosus Mitchill, 1815
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Elacate motta Cuvier, 1829
synonymjuniororiginal
Elacate bivittata Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Elacate atlantica Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
Elacate malabarica Cuvier, 1832
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Elacate nigerrima Swainson, 1839
synonymjuniororiginal
Meladerma nigerrima (Swainson, 1839)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Thynnus canadensis Gronow, 1854
synonymjuniororiginal
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