Hippus Or Dolphin Fish Hippurus also known as Dolphin Fish, Dorado, or Mahi- Mahi. Is a large deep sea fish that lives in tropical and subtropical seas. They can be found under floating objects and have been known to follow boats. You will usually find a school of them underneath a bunch of floating Sargasso. They are bright greenish blue above, and yellow on it’s sides.
All over the sides of their bodies they have Irregular blue or golden blotches. They have the capability of flashing purple, chartreuse, and a wide range of other colors. Their body tapers sharply from head to tail. The profile of an adult males head is nearly vertical and the head of a female is more sloping and rounded. Single dark dorsal fin from just head to tail.
They have about 65 rays extending down their back. The bad thing about this fish when you go fishing for it, the color nearly instantaneously fades when the fish is decked. So you cant really enjoy the beautiful coloration of the fish. They usually live for 2-3 years. So the mature very fast after they are born.
Dolphin fish is a very good exotic food. The actual food is usually known as Mahi- Mahi which is the Hawaiian name for the fish. This is a great tasting fish and is not that expensive but is not an every day thing. The flesh is very white and mild, ideal for broiling, too good to waste in a frying pan. You can usually find it in sandwiches or on BBQ as a steak.
It is a higher quality fish. Good fishing fish for deep-sea fishing. I have fished for Dolphin before and I highly recommend it.