Taxon profile


Black King Fish
Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Perciformes - perch-likes »  family Rachycentridae - cobias »  genus Rachycentron

Scientific synonyms

Apolectus niger (Bloch, 1793)
Centronotus gardenii Lacépède, 1801
Centronotus spinosus Mitchill, 1815
Elacate atlantica Cuvier, 1832
Elacate bivittata Cuvier, 1832
Elacate canada (Linnaeus, 1766)
Elacate falcipinnis Gosse, 1851
Elacate malabarica Cuvier, 1832
Elacate motta Cuvier, 1829
Elacate nigra (Bloch, 1793)

Other names

= Black Kingfish
= Black Salmon
= Butterfish
= Cabio
= Cobia
= Cod
= Crabeater
= Cubby Yew
= Kingfish
= Prodigal Son
= Runner


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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/22958]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [3542]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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