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Accepted name: Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Scientific synonyms and common names

Rachycentron canadum (Linnaeus, 1766)

Synonyms:

Gasterosteus canadus Linnaeus, 1766, Syst. Nat., ed. XII: 491 (Caroline).
Gasterosteus canadus: Gmelin, 1789, 1:1326 Walbaum, 1792: 449.
Scomber niger Bloch, 1793, Naturgesch. ausl. Fische, 7, pl. 337 (Scomber corporelongo-lanceolato . . .).
'Peddah mottah' Russell, 1803, 2: 39, pl. CLIII.
Centronotus gardenii Lacepède, 1803, Hist. nat. Poissons, 3: 357 (Caroline).
Centronotus spinosus Mitchill, 1815, Trans. Iit. phil. Soc. New York, 1: 490-492, pl. III (fig. 9) [Centronotos (sic)] (New York).
Rachycentron typus Kaup, 1826, Isis (Oken), 19: col. 89.
Elacate pondiceriana Cuvier, 1832, in Cuvier & Valenciennes, Hist. nat. Poissons, 8: 329-332 ('Pondichery, Indes').
Elacate motta Cuvier, 1832, ibid.: 332 ('Orixa, Indes').
Elacate malabarica Cuvier, 1832, ibid.: 332-333 ('Malabar, Indes').
Elacate biittata Cuvier, 1832, ibid.: 338-339 (Moluques).
Elacate atlantica Cuvier, 1832, ibid.: 334338.
Elacate Malabarias Valenciennes, 1841, Règne animal, Disc. ed.: pl. 54 (fig. 2).
Elacate atlantica: DeKay, 1842: 113-114, fig. 77, pl. XXV (New York).
Thynnus canadensis Gronow, 1854, in Gray, Cat. Fish. Brit. Mus.: 122. Holotype: BMNH no. 1853.11.12.161.
Elacate nigra: Günther, 1860, 2: 375 Day, 1876: 256-257, pl. LV (fig. 2).
Elacate canada: Goode, 1884: pl. 174 (right).
Rachycentron canadus: Jordan & Evermann, 1896, 1: 948 Barnard, 1927: 511-512, pl. XXVII (fig. 4) J. L. B. Smith, 1949: 225, fig. 548 (col.) Munro, 1955: 132, fig. 373, pl. 24 (from Day, 1876) Herre, 1953: 287-288 Wheeler, 1958: 220.
Rachycentron canadum: Jordan, 1905: 282, fig. 219 Fowler, 1936: 727-728, fig. 324 (juv.) Cadenat, 1951:183, fig. 90 (Rhachycentrum (sic) canadum) Ueno, 1965: 101-102, fig. 2 Randall, 1968: 99, fig. 114 Böhlke & Chaplin, 1968: 316, 1 fig. n. num. Lindberg & Krasyokova, 1969, 3: 159-160, fig. 192 Blache et al., 1970: 322, fig. 836a-b.
Rachycentron pondicerrianum (sic): Jordan, 1905: 282.
Rachycentron Pondicerianum: McCulloch, 1922: 61, pl. XXI (no. 186a).


Common names:

cobia [En]
cobia [Es]
mafou [Fr]
prodigal son [En]
sergeant-fish [En]

Cobia (Rachycentron canadum)