Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish)

Dolphinfish (Mahi mahi)
Mahi Mahi (Dolphinfish)

Distribution: A schooling tropical species that arrives off the NSW coast with the warmer currents, usually during summer. These fish generally prefer offshore conditions and can often be found around floating objects such as fish trap buoys, weed rafts or Fish Aggregation Devices.

Size: May attain a maximum size of approx. 200cm.

Characteristics: Colours of these fish vary from a silver/white to yellow/green with iridescent blue spots. These fish have a narrow body, a high head profile (particularly large in males) and a high dorsal fin that runs nearly the length of the fish. The eyes are located quite low on the head.

Confusing species: None.