The cobia is normally solitary except for annual spawning aggregations, and sometimes it will congregate at reefs, wrecks, harbours, buoys, and other structural oases. It is pelagic, but it may enter estuaries and mangroves in search of prey. The cobia feeds primarily on crabs, squid, and fish. It will follow larger animals such as sharks, turtles, and manta rays to scavenge. It is a very curious fish, showing little fear of boats. The cobia is sold commercially and commands a relatively high price for its firm texture and excellent flavour. However, no designated wild fishery exists because it is a solitary species.
•Good source of Omega 3.
•Provides the Recommended dietary allowance and saturated fat.
•Low fat Protein source (about 19 gms per serving).
•High riboflavin and Vitamin B6 nutrients.
•Low cholesterol content.
•It is an excellent source of Magnesium, Potassium, Selenium,Niacin and sodium.