Hippurus, also known as Dolphin Fish, Dorado, or Mahi-Mahi, is a large deep-sea fish that lives in tropical and subtropical seas. They can be found under floating objects and have been known to follow boats.
You will usually find a school of them underneath a bunch of floating Sargasso. They are bright greenish-blue above and yellow on their sides. All over their bodies, they have irregular blue or golden blotches. They have the capability of flashing purple, chartreuse, and a wide range of other colors.
Their body tapers sharply from head to tail. The profile of an adult male’s head is nearly vertical, and the head of a female is more sloping and rounded. They have a single dark dorsal fin that extends from just the head to the tail, with about 65 rays extending down their back. Unfortunately, when you go fishing for this fish, the color nearly instantaneously fades when the fish is decked, so you can’t really enjoy the beautiful coloration of the fish.
They usually live for 2-3 years, so they mature very fast after they are born. Dolphin fish is a delicious exotic food, usually known as Mahi-Mahi, which is the Hawaiian name for the fish. It is a great-tasting fish that is not too expensive, but it is not an everyday thing.
The flesh is very white and mild, ideal for broiling, and too good to waste in a frying pan. You can usually find it in sandwiches or on the BBQ as a steak. It is a higher quality fish and a good choice for deep-sea fishing. I have fished for Dolphin before and highly recommend it.