The mahi-mahi (in Hawaiian), Coryphaena hippurus, also known as dolphin-fish or dorado, calitos, maverikos, or lampuki (in Maltese) are surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical and subtropical waters worldwide. They are one of only two members of the Coryphaenidae family, the other being the Pompano dolphin. Called by the common name, dolphin-fish, the mahi-mahi is a fish, and is not closely related to the Delphinidae family of mammals correctly referred to by the common name, dolphin. Although technically incorrect, it is also common to refer to the mahi-mahi simply as dolphin, rather than dolphin-fish. Confusion over the spelling of this name derives from the Hawaiian word, mahi-mahi, being adopted into the English language in a variety of forms. The American Heritage Dictionary, fourth edition, cites the preferred spelling (occurring â€œmore frequentlyâ€�) as the hyphenated mahi-mahi. The secondary spelling is the single word, mahimahi, with the identical Hawaiian word given as the derivational source. But the Random House Websterâ€™s Unabridged, second edition, offers the reverse of this preference order, with the single word being preferred to the hyphenated version mahi-mahi have a chicken-like taste and texture. Mahi-mahi can be found in the Caribbean Sea, on the west coast of North and South America, the Gulf of Mexico, Southeast Asia and many other places worldwide. The United States and the Caribbean countries are the primary consumers of mahi-mahi products, but many European countries are increasing their consumption every year.