Mahi Mahi

 

  • 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

 
In tropical waters at 28°C/83°F, mahi-mahi larvae are found year-round, with greater numbers detected in Spring and Fall.

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.

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