mahi-mahi, common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus)
Author David Starr Jordan (1851–1931) Barton Warren Evermann (1853–1932)
English: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus; after Jordan and Evermann
Subject: Coryphaena hippurus
English: Jordan, David Starr; Evermann, Barton Warren (1905) Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, With a General Account of the Fish Fauna, Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission, vol. 23 for 1903, part I, Washington, DC: Government Printing Office
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 and dolphin, it is a member of the Coryphaenidae family. Mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. The name mahimahi means very strong in Hawaiian.