dolphinfish


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dol·phin·fish

 (dŏl′fĭn-fĭsh′, dôl′-)
n. pl. dolphinfish or dol·phin·fish·es
1. A large marine food and game fish (Coryphaena hippurus) found worldwide in tropical and subtropical waters, having an iridescent blue back, yellow sides, a steep blunt forehead, and a long continuous dorsal fin. Also called dolphin, dorado, mahi-mahi.

dolphinfish

(ˈdɒlfɪnˌfɪʃ)
n
a small family of ray-finned marine fish, unrelated to dolphins

dol•phin

(ˈdɒl fɪn, ˈdɔl-)

n.
1. any small toothed cetacean of the family Delphinidae, esp. the species having a beaklike snout. Compare porpoise.
2. Also called dolphinfish , mahimahi. either of two large, slender fishes, Coryphaena hippurus or C. equisetis, of warm and temperate seas.
3.
a. a pile, cluster of piles, or buoy to which a vessel may be moored.
b. a cluster of piles used as a fender, as at the entrance to a dock.
4. (cap.) the constellation Delphinus.
[1300–50; Middle English dolphyn < Old French daulphin « Latin delphīnus < Greek delphin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dolphinfish - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)dolphinfish - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
dolphin, dolphinfish, mahimahi - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
2.dolphinfish - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)dolphinfish - large slender food and game fish widely distributed in warm seas (especially around Hawaii)
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
Coryphaenidae, family Coryphaenidae - large active pelagic percoid fish
Coryphaena hippurus - the more common dolphinfish valued as food; about six feet long
Coryphaena equisetis - a kind of dolphinfish
dolphinfish, mahimahi - the lean flesh of a saltwater fish found in warm waters (especially in Hawaii)
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
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Our rich marine waters are some of the most productive in the world, teeming with schools of yellowfin tuna, blue marlin, dolphinfish, and sardines.
When Don Hammond started the Dolphinfish Research Program, he came to the Central Florida Offshore Anglers club in Orlando, where I was a member, and I got a 5-tag kit.
A relatively new fishery for dolphinfish caught an estimated 7,000 t since 2000, none of which was considered reported.
Judith Amesbury (2008a) reviews all the recorded data on bones of large pelagic fish species, such as marlin (Istiophoridae) and dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus--Coryphaenidae), from Marianas archaeological sites, evident as early as 500 BC.
In what may be an allusion to Oshun's power to cause an unsettled stomach, Santiago also eats a raw dolphinfish (dorado) and remarks that while it is not sweet, "I have chewed it all well and I am not nauseated" (79).
Today, this weekly food lest and street party regularly attract all-inclusive hotel guests and other visitors for feasting on freshly caught lobster, crawfish, dolphinfish, and mahi mahi, and dancing to calypso, zouk, soca, and reggae rhythms.
Or looking into the Outer Bay exhibit where sunfish, sharks, tunas, barracudas, sea turtles and dolphinfish swim.
Live sardinas, a local herring, were used to bring the dorado - also known as dolphinfish and mahi mahi - up to the surface.
Abstract--The dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is of major recreational and commercial importance, and landings have increased in recent years around Puerto Rico, throughout the Caribbean Sea, and along the U.
We know more about this migration these days thanks to ongoing tagging efforts through the South Carolina-based Dolphinfish Research Program.
chrysoterum; 72% target deepwater snappers such as silk and queen, Etelis oculatus, snappers; 65% target pelagic species such as dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus; king mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla; and little tunny, Euthynnus alletteratus; and 53% target baitfish such as herring, Opisthonema oglinum; mullets, Mugilidae spp.
Billfishes (Istiophoridae) and dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) were noted among landings from pelagic gillnet and longline fisheries.