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Mahi Mahi

The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish(Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical andsubtropical waters worldwide. Also known widely as dorado, it is one of two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the pompano dolphinfish.
The name mahi-mahi means very strong in Hawaiian. In other languages the fish is known as dorade coryph√®ne, lampuga, llampuga, lampuka, lampuki, rakingo, calitos, or maverikos.The common English name of dolphin causes much confusion. This fish is not related to the marine mammals also known as dolphins (family Delphinidae). Additionally, two species of dolphinfish exist, the common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) and the pompano dolphin (Coryphaena equiselis). Both these species are commonly marketed by their Pacific name, mahi-mahi.The fish is called mahi-mahi in the Hawaiian language,and “mahi mahi” and “mahi-mahi” are commonly used elsewhere.In the Pacific and along the English speaking coast of South Africa they are also commonly called by the Spanish name, Dorado[citation needed]. In the Mediterranean island of Malta, this fish is referred to as the lampuka.Linnaeus named the genus, derived from the Greek word, koryphe, meaning top or apex, in 1758. Synonyms for the species include Coryphaena argyrurus, Coryphaena chrysurus and Coryphaena dolfyn

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