The cobia is a fish that goes by several different names including lemonfish, crabeater, black salmon, and perhaps most curiously, the prodigal son. It can weigh more than 170 pounds and measure nearly seventy inches in length. It is recognized by its elongated spindle-shaped body, dark brown color, and the dorsal fin containing anywhere from six to nine short and sharp spines. Because of its shape and large pectoral fins, the fish looks a lot like a shark.
Typically loners, the only time the cobia is seen among fellow cobia is during the annual spawning aggregations. There are, however, rare occasions where it will also congregate near a reef, buoy, or a wreck. When releasing eggs, the larvae are born as plankton of sorts and are considered helpless during their first week of hatching until they finally develop their eyes and mouths. Both male and female cobia can live up to fifteen years or more.
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