What is Mahi Mahi? Facts about Mahi Mahi

What is Mahi Mahi? Facts about Mahi Mahi

The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado (not to be confused with Salminus brasiliensis, a fresh water fish) and dolphin, it is one of two members of the family Coryphaenidae, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. These fish are most commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, Hawaii and the Indian Ocean.


In some Caribbean countries, mahi mahi is very popular. Fishermen in countries such as Australia and Japan often count mahi-mahi as a bycatch of tuna and swordfish. The appearance of the mahi mahi is very peculiar, with a flat and long shape, a wide fish head, and a steep and terrifying fish face. Its body length can reach 1.5 meters, and its weight can reach 30 kilograms. It can be said that it is a relatively large creature. Mahi mahi is mainly distributed in tropical and temperate waters.


The appearance of the mahi mahi is very seductive, as if it is an ink painting by an artist. , Many fishermen regard the mahi mahi as the most beautiful fish in the ocean. The body is covered with bright blue and green, and there are irregular golden embellishments on the sides. It is really beautiful. But the reason why the mahi mahi is called "fox" is not entirely because it has a charming and beautiful appearance like a "fox", but also because it is cunning like a fox.


The mahi mahi is troubled by its too bright appearance, because it is too conspicuous, which makes it very inconvenient to hunt. Many prey in the eyes are detected in advance before it gets close, and they run away. Therefore, the mahi mahi has learned to use the terrain and the surrounding environment to hide. mahi mahi will choose to hide in dark places with backlight, use the darkness to cover their gorgeous bodies, and supply them unexpectedly when the prey passes by, and they can enjoy a meal without much effort. In addition, when facing natural enemies, doma mahi has another skill, that is, like a fox, lying on the seabed and "playing dead". Whenever it is accidentally chased by larger fish, it will immediately lie down and pretend to be dead, and can often escape.


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