WoRMS taxon details

Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758

126846  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:126846)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
Description Found in open waters but also near the coast (Ref. 9293). Forms schools. Inhabits surface waters where it feeds on almost...  
Description Found in open waters but also near the coast (Ref. 9293). Forms schools. Inhabits surface waters where it feeds on almost all forms of fish and zooplankton. Also feeds on crustaceans and squids (Ref. 2850). Occurs within a temperature range of 21° to 30°C and salinities of 31.0 ppt (Ref. 26). Spawns in the open sea and probably approximate to the coast when the water temperature rises (Ref. 9293). Attracting devices such as floating bundles of bamboo reeds or cork planks are used to concentrate dolphinfish before the nets are set. Marketed fresh and is of high value (Ref. 9293); also utilized frozen (Ref. 9987). [details]

Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters; highly migratory species comes as far north as 43.18°N  
Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters; highly migratory species comes as far north as 43.18°N [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=126846 on 2018-09-23
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original description  (ofScomber pelagicus Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description  (ofCorypaena hippurua Linnaeus, 1758) Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/item/10277#page/3/mode/1up [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Gulf of Maine Biogeographic Information System (GMBIS) Electronic Atlas. 2002. November, 2002.  [details]   

additional source Welshman, D., S. Kohler, J. Black and L. Van Guelpen. 2003. An atlas of distributions of Canadian Atlantic fishes. , available online at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/205/301/ic/cdc/FishAtlas/default.htm [details]   

additional source King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554. [details]   

additional source McEachran, J. D. (2009). Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in: Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas. [details]   

additional source Liu J.Y. [Ruiyu] (ed.). (2008). Checklist of marine biota of China seas. China Science Press. 1267 pp. (look up in IMIS[details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2018). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. , available online at http://www.fishbase.org [details]   

context source (Deepsea) Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO. The Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS), available online at http://www.iobis.org/ [details]   

context source (HKRMS) Hong Kong marine fish database. AFCD. , available online at http://www.hk-fish.net/eng/database/index.htm [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From other sources
Description Found in open waters but also near the coast (Ref. 9293). Forms schools. Inhabits surface waters where it feeds on almost all forms of fish and zooplankton. Also feeds on crustaceans and squids (Ref. 2850). Occurs within a temperature range of 21° to 30°C and salinities of 31.0 ppt (Ref. 26). Spawns in the open sea and probably approximate to the coast when the water temperature rises (Ref. 9293). Attracting devices such as floating bundles of bamboo reeds or cork planks are used to concentrate dolphinfish before the nets are set. Marketed fresh and is of high value (Ref. 9293); also utilized frozen (Ref. 9987). [details]

Diet Feeds on almost all forms of fish and zooplankton; also takes crustaceans and squid [details]

Distribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific: in tropical and subtropical waters; highly migratory species comes as far north as 43.18°N [details]

Habitat nektonic [details]

Habitat Found in open waters but also near the coast. [details]

Habitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]

Importance Social- Commercial, gamefish fishery [details]

Reproduction Spawns in the open sea and probably approximate to the coast when water temperature rises [details]
 

LanguageName 
Albanian peshku delfinkorifena  [details]
Danish guldmakrel  [details]
Dutch goudmakreel  [details]
English mahi mahidolphinfishdolphincommon dolphinfish  [details]
French cotyphène communecoryphène communecorphène commune  [details]
German grosse Goldmakrelegemeine Goldmakrele  [details]
Hebrew רעמתן כחלחל  [details]
Italian lampugacorifena  [details]
Japanese シイラ  [details]
Modern Greek (1453-) Κυνηγός  [details]
Norwegian gullmakrell  [details]
Portuguese dourado  [details]
Spanish lampugadorado commúndorado  [details]
Swedish guldmakrill  [details]
Turkish lambuga  [details]