Butterfish Medium / Siken / Cobia

بوترفيش / بيج / سيكين

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  • Description

    Butterfish is an excellent fish, with soft, sweet flavor and firm texture. It has a potential for aquaculture because of its hardiness and fast growth profile. It is available as whole fish.

    Alternative Names
    മോദ, Modha(India)
    Dalag dagat(Philippines)
  • Product details
    Scientific name:

    Rachycentron canadum


    Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
    Rachycentridae (Cobia)
    Perciformes (Perch-likes)


    Rachycentron: Greek, rhachis, -ios = spine + Greek, kentron = sting

    Environment / Climate / Range Ecology:

    Marine; brackish; reef-associated; oceanodromous ; depth range 0 - 1200 m ,Worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters, but absent in the eastern Pacific and the Pacific Plate, except marginally. Western Atlantic: Canada to Bermuda and Massachusetts, USA to Argentina , including the Gulf of Mexico and entire Caribbean . Eastern Atlantic: Morocco to South Africa. Indo-West Pacific: East Africa and Hokkaido, Japan to Australia.

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