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Fish of the Week - Cobia
Long, slim fish with broad depressed head.
Lower jaw projects past upper jaw.
Dark lateral stripe extends through eye to tail.
First dorsal fin comprised of 7 to 9 free spines.
Young have conspicuous alternating black and white horizontal stripes.
Similar Fish: Remora, Eceneis naucrates.
Size: Common to 30 pounds.
Habitat: Both inshore and nearshore inhabiting inlets, bays, and among mangroves; frequently seen around buoys, pilings and wrecks.
Notes: Spawns in spring and early summer; feeds on crabs, squid and small fish.
Art by Diane Rome Peebles
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