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Mahi-Mahi, Dolphin Fish, Dorado ( Coryphaena hippurus )

Mahi-Mahi are found in temperate to tropical waters the world wide. They are very popular gamefish and even more popular for their food value. Even though their common English name is Dolphin Fish they are not related in any way to the mammal also known as Dolphin. Mahi-mahi are among the fastest-growing fish. They spawn in warm ocean currents throughout much of the year, and their young are commonly found in seaweed. Mahi-mahi are carnivorous, feeding on flying fish, crabs, squid, mackerel, and other forage fish and crustaceans. They are a bright gold color mostly with green, blue, black and white spots that are random. Males can be easily distinguished from females due to a more square shaped head.

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Mahi-mahi fishing - Mahi-mahi art
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Most Mahi weigh between 5 and 30 pounds but some can grow over 70 pounds. The current IGFA world record weighed in at 87 pounds and was caught by Manuel Salazar in Costa Rica, 1976. They are famous for amazing aerial displays during fights and are a favorite with anglers world wide.

Resources

IGFA World Record
Wikipedia - Mahi-Mahi Information
Dr. Julie Ball's Extreme Sportfishing



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