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Pompano dolphinfish

Order Perciformes
Family Coryphaenidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Compressed and elongated body. Frontal profile almost vertical, leaving the face completely truncated and the forehead curved. Oblique mouth with hooked teeth. Turquoise blue color on the dorsum and upper flanks, with yellowish tones. It can weigh up to 50 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
CFW
Specie
Coryphaena equiselis
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
  • Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
International denominations
Portugal Dourado
United Kingdom Pompano dolphinfish
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Gillnets

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