- COMMON NAME: Mahi Mahi, Dorado, Dolphinfish
- SCIENTIFIC NAME: Coryphaena Hippurus
- TYPE: Fish
- DIET: Carnivores
- GROUP NAME: School
- AVERAGE LIFE SPAN IN THE WILD: 5 years
- SIZE: 3.2 to 7 ft
- WEIGHT: 15 to 40 lbs
Mahi-mahi fish are mostly found in the surface water. Their flesh is soft and oily, similar to sardines. The body is slightly slender and long, making them fast swimmers; they can swim as fast as 50 knots (92.6 km/h, 57.5 mph).
They spawn in warm ocean currents throughout much of the year, and their young are commonly found in rafts of Sargassum weeds. Mahi-mahi are carnivorous, feeding on flying fish, crabs, squid, mackerel, and other forage fish.
Mahi Mahi Fishing Season
Mahi-mahi are highly sought for sport fishing and commercial purposes. Sport fishermen seek them due to their beauty, size, food quality, and healthy population. Mahi-mahi can be found in the Caribbean Sea, and most oceans around the world.