COMMON DOLPHINFISH FACTS
The Common Dolphinfish has a long compressed body and forked tail. It is metallic blue-green above and silver with a golden colour on the sides. There are iridescent blue to black spots on the sides. Mature males have a prominent bony crest in front of the head. The underparts are white and yellow. Small Dolphinfish have vertical bars on the sides of the body.
length to 210cm. Usually seen up to about 100cm.
open waters and coastal waters. Forms schools
fish, zooplankton, also crustaceans and squid.
Spawns in the open sea and near to the coast when water temperature rises. Eggs and larvae are pelagic
The Common Dolphinfish is found in tropical and warm temperate waters worldwide. It is found in marine waters all round Australia, more common in warmer waters.
|Common Name:||Common Dolphinfish|