(Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate,tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. Also known widely as dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish.
The name mahi-mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. In other languages, the fish is known as dorade coryphène, dorado, dolphin, lampuga, llampuga,lampuka, lampuki, rakingo, calitos, ti-rone or maverikos.
Recreational fishing: Mahi-mahi fishing
HABITAT: Dolphin roam the open sea in a continuous hunt for food. Anglers seek them along rafted weed lines and around any sort of large floating object. The location of schools may also be given away by feeding birds, particularly frigate birds.
FOOD VALUE: None better!!
GAME QUALITIES: Top of the heap in any weight class—speedy. Strong and acrobatic.