This fish is referred to as the dolphin fish to distinguish it from the dolphin of the porpoise family, which is a mammal and in no way related. They are extremely fast swimmers and feed extensively on flying fish and squid as well as on other small fish.
How to identify a Dolphinfish
The Dolphinfish is a distinctive fish, both for its shape and its colors. Though it is among the most colorful fish in the sea, the colors are quite variable and defy an accurate, simple description. Generally, when the fish is alive in the water, the dolphin is rich iridescent blue or blue-green dorsally; gold, bluish gold, or silvery gold on the lower flanks; and silvery white or yellow on the belly.
Large males have high, vertical foreheads, while the females’ forehead is rounded. Males grow larger than females. They have a particular affinity for swimming beneath buoys, seaweed, logs, and floating objects of almost any kind.
Where to catch Dolphinfish
The Dolphinfish can be found worldwide in tropical and warm temperate seas, the Dolphinfish is pelagic, schooling, and migratory. Though occasionally caught from an ocean pier, it is basically a deep-water species, inhabiting the surface of the open ocean. The following list includes places where you can catch Dolphinfish: