Information about the corypheane hippurus

Dolphinfish that school together range in size from pounds. Beardsley, W. Conservation The dolphinfish are acrobatic, feisty fish, popular with recreational fishermen, and are sought after by commercial fisheries, which often catch them on longlines.

Information about the corypheane hippurus

Marketed frozen Ref. It can be locally abundant, is fast-growing, early maturing and short-lived. Hydrobiologia, : Several hundred Dinurus tornatus, a helminth, were collected from the stomach of one dolphinfish with lesser numbers from other specimens. Caught by trolling and by tuna longlining ; also occasionally with purse seines and driftnets. Collette, B. Bulletin of Marine Science, 63 2 : Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Unfortunately, longlines attract and kill many types of animals, including sea turtles, seabirds and sharks. Mahi-mahi and many other fish often swim near debris such as floating wood, five-gallon bucket lids, palm trees and fronds, or sargasso weed lines and around fish buoys. More on author: Linnaeus.

Dolphinfish grow rapidly throughout their life, with a maximum life span of 4 years. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Lord Howe Island. Sanchez, B. A dolphinfish's body is sleek and long, with a dorsal fin that extends from head to tail. FAO Fish. Journal of Fish Biology, 46 6 : The caudal fin is strongly forked.

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Richards ed. Coryphaenidae: dolphinfishes. The head is blunt and the mouth contains many small teeth as well as a small and oval-shaped tooth patch on the tongue.

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The Fishes of Australia's South Coast. Danger to Humans There have been reports of ciguatera poisoning from human consumption of this fish. Cycloid scales cover the body. Commercial fishing[ edit ] The United States and the Caribbean countries are the primary consumers of this fish, but many European countries are increasing their consumption every year. June Learn how and when to remove this template message Mahi-mahi are highly sought for sport fishing and commercial purposes. Coryphaenidae: dolphinfishes. Sargassum triggerfish Xanthichthys ringens are among the numerous prey items of the dolphinfish. Sexual maturity is reached in months 3 months for captive fish and spawning first occurs at lengths of approximately 8 inches 20 cm. Synopsis of the biological data on dolphinfishes, Coryphaena hippurus and Coryphaena equiselis. Ditty, J. The anal fin begins approximately in the middle of the body and ends at the same point as the dorsal fin. Dolphinfish have never had a scientific stock assessment.

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Dolphinfish, Open Waters, Fishes, Coryphaena hippurus at the Monterey Bay Aquarium