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Ewen McLean
Guillaume Salze
Steven R. Craig

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APA 6th Edition
McLean, E., Salze, G. & Craig, S.R. (2008). PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA. Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 66 (1), 1-20. Retrieved from
MLA 8th Edition
McLean, Ewen, et al. "PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA." Croatian Journal of Fisheries, vol. 66, no. 1, 2008, pp. 1-20. Accessed 26 Jun. 2019.
Chicago 17th Edition
McLean, Ewen, Guillaume Salze and Steven R. Craig. "PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA." Croatian Journal of Fisheries 66, no. 1 (2008): 1-20.
McLean, E., Salze, G., and Craig, S.R. (2008). 'PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA', Croatian Journal of Fisheries, 66(1), pp. 1-20. Available at: (Accessed 26 June 2019)
McLean E, Salze G, Craig SR. PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA. Croatian Journal of Fisheries [Internet]. 2008 [cited 2019 June 26];66(1):1-20. Available from:
E. McLean, G. Salze and S.R. Craig, "PARASITES, DISEASES AND DEFORMITIES OF COBIA", Croatian Journal of Fisheries, vol.66, no. 1, pp. 1-20, 2008. [Online]. Available: [Accessed: 26 June 2019]

Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, is the only member of the family Rachycentridae (Order Perciformes) and as a warm–water fish is to be found in tropical and subtropical waters. The species has been reported in eastern Mediterranean waters and it is likely that in this particular case, cobia are lessespian. Cobia has been farmed in Taiwan since the early 1990s and today nascent cobia aquaculture operations operate throughout South East and Eastern Asia, in Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea as well as in the United States. Many other nations are presently considering adopting cobia as a new species for aquaculture. Production by aquaculture experienced a 7000–fold increase from 1995 to 2005. The increased interest in the species has evolved due in large part to its many excellent characteristics which include good growth, with production of 6 kg live weight fish being possible over a year–long production cycle. Cobia are accepting of pond, net pens and recirculation–based culture; their fillet quality is high and meat delectable; They readily take formulated feeds and respond well to alternate proteins in their diets. Like other species new to aquaculture however, enlarged farming activities have been accompanied by increased incidence of commonly–encountered and emerging diseases. As an aid to current and potential producers as well as researchers, the following provides an overview of the published literature on cobia diseases, parasites and physical deformities.

cobia; diseases; parasites; deformities

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