Dolphinfish

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Animalia, Bilateria, Deuterostomia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Gnathostomata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Teleostei, Acanthopterygii, Perciformes, Percoidei, Coryphaenidae is a family of Dolphinfishes. They are widely known by their vibrant turquoise, blue, green, and yellow colors primarily in the males. Major species of Coryphaenidae include Mahi Mahi and Pompano Dolphinfish. Mahi Mahi translates to very strong in Hawaiian. Ranging from North Carolina down the coast south of Florida, Mahi is a very prized sport fish. Many fishing competitions take place often. A lot of expensive seafoods are counterfeited by using different seafood as a substitute. For example, Japanese people sell skate wing instead of scallops because they have very similar texture. Imitation crab has also been sold instead of actual crab because it’s easier and cheaper to produce and sell. Since swordfish are very expensive, Pompano Dolphinfish is used as a very cheap alternative to…show more content…
Dolphinfish are in the class Actinopterygii while Dolphin and Porpoises are in the class Mammalia. Dolphinfish are named that way because they make similar sounds or maybe because they are around the same size. Either way, no one really knows for sure. Male and female Dolphinfish are differentiated dramatically by their sexual dimorphism. Examples of sexual dimorphism displayed in Dolphinfish are shown in the following ways; Males have vibrant colorings and much larger than the females. They use these dynamic colors to attract the females. Females usually find the most colorful male as a mate. Males usually fight over the females until the strongest and more colored Dolphinfish stands on top. Dolphinfish are located in many parts of the world, mainly near the east and west coast of the United States. Ranging from New Jersey to Florida and in the Gulf of California, these fish are mainly found in tropical and subtropical areas near the

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