The fish commonly known as a dorado, also called mahimahi, is a popular food and sport fish. Famed for the rapid changes undergone by its bright blue and gold coloration as it dies, this dorado inhabits tropical and temperate waters throughout the world. It has a large, blunt head, a tapered body, and a slender, forked tail. The male, considerably larger than the female, may attain a length and weight of about 1.5 m and 30 kilograms (70 pounds). A swift carnivorous fish, this dorado lives alone or in schools and feeds on invertebrates and other fishes.
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