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Title: Saltwater Fishes

Species #: 41

Common Name: Common Dolphinfish Scientific Name: Coryphaena hippurus Kingdom: Animalia Class: Family:

Actinopterygii

Phylum: Chordata Order:

Perciformes

Coryphaenidae

Geography / Habitat: tropical Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans, found near floating objects

Life Strategy: spawning every 2-3 years, 80,000 to 1 million eggs each time

Food / Feed Strategy: eats teleosts, cephalopods, and crustaceans

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Body Form or Style: Fusiform Swim / Locomotion Style: Thunniform Mouth Position: Terminal Citation: "Common Dolphinfish, Coryphaena Hippurus at MarineBio.org." MarineBio.org Marine Biology, Ocean Life Conservation, Sea Creatures, Biodiversity, Oceans Research... Web. 12 Dec. 2011. <http://marinebio.org/species.asp?id=147>


41 Common Dolphinfish  

Common Name: Common Dolphinfish Family: Coryphaenidae Food / Feed Strategy: eats teleosts, cephalopods, and crustaceans Life Strategy: spawn...

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