Costa Rica Fishing - Dolphin (AKA Dorado, Mahi Mahi) Picture

Fish Description: Bright greenish blue color above the yellow on the sides. They have the capability of flashing purple, chartreuse, and a wide range of other colors. Their body tapers sharply from head to the tail. They have irregular blue or golden blotches scattered on their sides. The anterior profile of head on adult males is almost completely vertical. The head of the females are more sloping. The single dark dorsal fin extends from just behind the head sloping down to the tail and the anal fin margin is concave and extending from anus until the tail.

Costa Rica Fishing Reviews

Costa Rica Dolphin - Dorado - Mahi Mahi

Size: Common to 30 pounds. Often reaching well over 80 pounds.

Remarks: These Dolphin fish (called Dorado much of the time) are one of the fastest growing fish and thought to live no more than 5 years. With swimming speeds estimated at 50 knots fishermen just love catching them. They feed on flying fish and squid.

Costa Rica Dorado

Costa Rica Dolphin (fish)