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"I caught a mahi-mahi! It’s all mahine-mahine." —New Horizons

The mahi-mahi is a new fish introduced in New Horizons. Along with the tuna, blue marlin, and giant trevally, it is one of the four fish that can be caught at the pier.

Capture quotes

"I caught a mahi-mahi! It’s all mahine-mahine." —New Horizons

Donation to the museum

In New Horizons

Upon donation or selecting "Tell me more about this!", Blathers the curator will say:

"The mahi-mahi is an ocean fish known for its wide, somewhat-cute face. It can reach over six feet long. It is known by different names including "dolphinfish," even though it has no relation to dolphins. They live in only in warm, tropical waters...which perhaps explains the relaxed, happy look on their faces."

Further information


An angler with a real-life mahi-mahi

Encyclopedia information

Main article: Mahi-mahi on WikipediaThe name 'mahi-mahi' (Coryphaena hippurus) comes from the Hawaiian language and means 'very strong'. It is an active and inquisitive fish, often following ships and playing with floating seaweed such as Sargassum. They are common throughout the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans and can also be found in the Mediterranean Sea. As well as being fished for food, they are widely admired for its striking shape and beautiful colours.

New Horizons

Encyclopedia Information
"I caught a mahi-mahi! It's all mahine-mahine."
Habitat Pier
Months active (north) May - October
Months active (south) November - April


In other languages

Language Name
Flag of Japan Japanese シイラ Shiira
Flag of France small French Coryphène (Fr.)
Mahi-mahi (Ca.)
Flag of Spain Spanish Lampuga
Flag of Germany small German Goldmakrele
Flag of Italy small Italian Lampuga
Flag of the Netherlands Dutch Goudmakreel
Flagofrussiasmall Russian Корифена Korifena
Flagofchinasmall Chinese 鬼头刀/鬼頭刀 Guǐtóudāo
Flag of South Korea Korean 만새기 Mansaegi

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