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Old 02-07-2015, 04:23 PM
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Depending on region it is dolphin, mahi, or dorado. I refer to it with the appropriate name based off of where I am.
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:28 PM
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I call it Coryphaena hippurus.

Waiters love it when you lecture them on the nomenclature of menu items.

I'm sure you're a total joy to dine with!
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Old 02-07-2015, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by pete13 View Post
No, as a Florida native I'm bitching about people using a Hawaiian name for a fish when there's a universally accepted English word for it, purely to placate tourists/non-natives. Admittedly, I'm a dinosaur and resistant to change.......
Its not universally accepted. Its used in Florida and only because your too lazy to say dolphinFISH.
Also dolphins and porpoises while both mammals are different animals, but thats ok, I dont expect much from FL natives. Ive seen your school systems.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by TorFed View Post
Depending on region it is dolphin, mahi, or dorado. I refer to it with the appropriate name based off of where I am.
This.
Although I don't order fish when I am out as I prefer to eat fresh fish at home.
There are a few exceptions though as I will admit that I will order Patagonian Tooth fish at reputable establishments as it is something I can not get at home. That also throws the waiters in a tizzy.
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I love calling them dolphin for the shock appeal
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:31 PM
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I call them Mahi or Dorado, I think the name dolphin is stupid, Striped Bass have 3 or 4 different names so do menhaden and numerous other fish. Calling a Mahi / Dorado a dolphin is just asking to confuse any non Florida Fisherman. While we are at it let's call a Blue Marlin a Blue Whale to really confuse everyone.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:51 PM
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Anyone who is a Fla native knows they're called dolphin. Mahi or what ever is a made up name is pure marketing
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
here we call them dorado, i wouldnt get my panties all in a wad over a fish name
Oh, yes, we forgot. I will translate.
"El payaso rojo no está loco"
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:12 PM
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Maryland native here....we call em dolphin

Btw i don't understand the above poster saying they're unacceptable table fare. I find them to be delicious.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:19 PM
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Mahi taste better
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:31 PM
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I will bet what ever you want to call them, dolphin, mahi, or dorado that 90% of the time when you order them out its not that anyways.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ol guide View Post
a Dolphin is a fish, a Porpoise is a mammal, its that simple. There is no physiological similarity in any way. There is no Dolphin fish that looks remotely like any subspecies of Porpoise
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bottle nose Dolphin < Porpoise vs Dolphin Fish
Bottlenose Dolphin is a mammal not a fish as you say all Dolphin are. Just as your picture shows there are dolphin fish and dolphin mammals. Maybe we ain't on the same page here but we are trying to say the same thing.
I thought this Dolfins fish /mammal thing was cleared up many years ago when people started calling Dolphin fish Mahi so the uninformed wouldn't think we were eatin Flipper, so they started calling it something other than its name that is DOLPHIN. Right?
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Ccx2 View Post
Bottlenose Dolphin is a mammal not a fish as you say all Dolphin are. Just as your picture shows there are dolphin fish and dolphin mammals. Maybe we ain't on the same page here but we are trying to say the same thing.
I thought this Dolfins fish /mammal thing was cleared up many years ago when people started calling Dolphin fish Mahi so the uninformed wouldn't think we were eatin Flipper, so they started calling it something other than its name that is DOLPHIN. Right?
I was reading this spew, thinking the same thing. But good LORD guys! WTF!
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by folly basser View Post
that's cause you're in yankee land Mt P.

natives call them dolphin
Of all the places, Florida seems to the only place that calls it dolphin. I've never seen anyone call it dolphin in the Caribbean or anywhere else for that matter.
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I wanna catch a Jew fish next time I'm in Florida.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by mikeloew View Post
I will bet what ever you want to call them, dolphin, mahi, or dorado that 90% of the time when you order them out its not that anyways.
That's right, call it what you want they're going to give you what they want. It's kind of silly to complain about what people call things, when you're eating out you really don't know what you're getting.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:33 PM
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For me it's dolphin in the North Atlantic, mahi in the pacific, and dorado south of the border. I agree with the op.

I think it's just descent table fare, not great not horrible. Easy to catch so makes a good fish staple food for fishermen.
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Some of you guys need to go enjoy life
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:49 PM
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Been catching "dolphin / mahi " all my life off Miami and me and all my fisherman buddies still use the two interchangeably. No need to get excited over this.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:52 PM
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
Anyone who is a Fla native knows they're called dolphin. Mahi or what ever is a made up name is pure marketing
Its hardly a "made up name". Mahi means strong in Hawaii and thats what they call our "dolphin". So while native Floridians perhaps know it more as a dolphin its hardly a MADE UP name as you claim.
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