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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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Perhaps best known by their Hawaiian name, mahi mahi, big dolphinfish will test an angler's tackle, strength and patience--and his or her ability to respond quickly to airborne outbursts from a powerful, head-shaking predator.
answers WHO WHAT WHERE WHEN: James Dean; A dolphinfish; South Africa; 1912.
The respondents target mainly wahoo, tuna, grouper, barracuda, carangid, and dolphinfish (Fig.
These commercially valuable, nontarget species include dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus), also known as mahi mahi; yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares); striped marlin (Kajikia audax)] sickle pomfret (Taractichthys steindachneriy, and opah (Lampris guttatus).
The thirteen species on the draft list included: tunas, shrimp, swordfish, Atlantic Cod, king crab, sharks, sea cucumber, abalone, grouper, dolphinfish, red snapper, blue crab, and Pacific Cod.
This first phase applies to abalone, Atlantic cod, blue crab, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), grouper, red king crab, Pacific cod, red snapper, sea cucumber, sharks, shrimp, swordfish, and tunas.
performance in the dolphinfish, yellowfin tuna, and wahoo troll fishery
Aside from abalone and shrimp, the other seafood species covered by the new rule effective on January 1 this year include Atlantic cod, Atlantic blue crab, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), grouper, King crab (red), Pacufc cod, red snaoper, sea cucumber, sharks, swordfish and tuna (albacore, bigeye, skipjack, yellowfin and bluefin).
It may be typically absent in most large predatory fish stomach contents (literature reviewed by [76]), but a few individuals were eaten by dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus [77], bigeye tuna, Thunnus obesus [39], yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares [40], albacore, Thunnus alalunga [40], swordfish, Xiphias gladius [40, 78], and lancetfish [40, 41].
The Hawaiian favorite mahi mahi, also called "dorado" or "dolphinfish" (but unrelated to the dolphin), is increasingly available in mainland supermarkets.
Beyond the conceptual, a central objective of this paper is to report new estimates of saltwater anglers' WTP for changes in regulations for dolphinfish, Coryphaena hippurus; red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus; other snappers, Lutjanidae spp.; grouper, Epinephelus spp.