Pacific Ocean

Pacific Mahimahi (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as Mahi Mahi, Dolphinfish, Dorado; weight – up to 40 kg (88 lb); length – up to 2.1 m (7 ft); lifespan – up to 5 years. Brightly colored back is an electric greenish blue, lower body is gold or sparkling silver, and sides have a mixture of dark and lights spots. Pacific Mahimahi are top predators that feed in surface waters during the day. They eat a wide variety of species, including small pelagic fish, juvenile tuna, invertebrates, billfish, jacks, pompano, and pelagic larvae or nearshore, bottom-living species. Most of the US commercial harvest of Pacific Mahimahi comes from Hawaii. Image courtesy of NOAA.