Cobia (species: Rachycentron canadum) in ALA: LIRS and surrounds using records to Oct. 2021 (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Rachycentron canadum

©Marianne Dwyer: Rachycentron canadum at least 1 metre long Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Marianne Dwyer: Three of at least 12 Rachycentron canadum about 1 metre long at Cobia Hole, Lizard Island.

©Anne Hoggett: Cobia about 1 metre long at Lizard Island
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Rachycentridae
Genus Rachycentron
Species Rachycentron canadum



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 200 cm (Length)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.


Similar taxa


©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.