The mahimahi or common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide
The dolphinfish is found offshore under floating objects. It is sometimes known to follow large ships and to stay under large floating mats of sargassum. Dolphinfish are also found near the coast. Small dolphinfish travel together in schools ranging from just a few fish to over 50 individuals. The larger adult fish travel alone or in pairs.