Coryphaena equiselis

Pompano dolphinfish CFW
Characteristic features:

Bright blue-green above, sides silvery with a golden sheen and numerous black spots; dorsal fin dark.


Up to 75 cm TL.


Circumglobal, in tropical and subtropical waters.


Epipelagic, often under floating objects, from the surface to 400 m depth.


Feeds primarily on fishes and squid.

Indonesian fisheries:

Caught by trolling and floating lines.

Similar species:

Coryphaena hippurus
Common dolphinfish

Coryphaena hippurus

Coryphaena hippurus differ in having greatest body depth less than 25% of standard length (vs. greatest body depth more than 25% of standard length) for adults only; tooth patch on tongue small and oval (vs. broad and squareish in shape) and dorsal-fin rays 58–66 (vs. 52–59).

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