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Family Coryphaenidae


Coryphaena hippurus

Male, FAD, Midway Atoll



Females, Honolulu Fish Auction

 DOLPHINFISH       mahimahi    Shiira

Common in small groups in surface waters of the open ocean.  Occasionally spotted near floating objects such as logs or marine debris.  A popular food and sport fish with delicious pink flesh.  Not related to dolphins in any way.  Color underwater is steel blue with scattered dark spots, when landed they appear yellow with blue-green fins and numerous dots.  Males are easily distinguished with their square forehead and greater size.  Attains a length of 83 inches, weight of 88 pounds, and lifespan of four years.  Warm seas worldwide.