Coryphaena hippurus

Linnaeus, 1758

Range Global Oceans
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Perciformes
Family Coryphaenidae
Genus Coryphaena
Species • C. hippurus
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
Least Concern

A Mahi-mahi (C. hippurus) is a large silvery fish. The word mahi-mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. It also means fish in Persian. It is a surface dwelling species, and it's found far offshore globally.

Also known widely as dorado, it is one of only two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish.

General CharacteristicsEdit

Mahi-mahi mostly stick around with their mates as they swim around. Surprisingly, Mahi-mahi are carnivorous fishes, that feed on Crabs, squid, and other fish that are smaller than it (like flying fish).


Mahi Mahi - Dolphin Fishing - Miami, Fl

Mahi Mahi - Dolphin Fishing - Miami, Fl.

Marine Marine HabitatsAquariumsGlobal OceansOcean Weather
Vertebrate FishesMammalsReptilesAmphibiansCartilaginous FishesSharks
Invertebrate ArthropodMolluscaEchinodermsCnidaria
Conservation Status Critically EndangeredEndangeredNear ThreatenedVulnerableLeast ConcernData DeficientNot Evaluated