Mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)

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Biology: Mahi-mahi, also known as dolphinfish, is a fast-growing, far-ranging species found in all oceans. They are near the top of the food chain, preying on many kinds of smaller fish as well as octopus, squid, and jellyfish, and are in turn preyed upon by large tunas and billfish. Young mahi-mahi form schools, but older individuals are solitary. Males tend to prefer the open ocean, while females and juveniles are usually found in association with Sargassum seaweed or floating debris.

Sustainability status: The National Marine Fisheries Service does not formally assess mahi-mahi populations, but considers them to be stable. More information is available here.

Harvest: Mahi-mahi are caught using rod and reel.

Nutritional facts: Mahi-mahi are a good source of vitamin B12 and selenium. A 100-gram portion of mahi-mahi contains 18.5 grams of protein, 36.5 mcg selenium, 85 calories, 0.7 grams fat, 0.73 mg cholesterol, and 88 mg sodium.


Available whole or filleted, from July to November.


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