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"I caught a mahi-mahi! It's all mahine-mahine." —New Horizons
Mahi-Mahi NH.png
Scientific name
Coryphaena hippurus
Coryphaenidae (mahi-mahis)
Months available May-October (Northern Hemisphere)
December-April (Southern Hemisphere)
Times available All day
Location Pier
Shadow size Very Large
Rarity Rare
Sell price 6,000 Bells
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese シイラ
Korean 만새기
Italian Lampuga
German Goldmakrele

Simplified Chinese 鬼头刀
French Coryphène
Spanish Lampuga
Dutch Goudmakreel

Traditional Chinese 鬼頭刀
Quebec French Mahi-mahi
Latin American Spanish Lampuga
Russian Корифена

The Mahi-Mahi (pronounced ɑː|h|iː|ˈ|m|ɑː|h|i, "ma-hee-'-ma-hee") is a fish exclusive to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The player can only fish for it at the pier.

Catch details[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]


"I caught a mahi-mahi! It's all mahine-mahine."

Time of Year North: May – Oct
South: Nov – Apr
Time of Day All day
Location Pier
Shadow Size X-Large
Total Catch 50
Selling Prices Nook's Cranny NH Map Icon.png Nook's Cranny99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 6000 Bells
C.J. NH Character Icon.png C.J.99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 9000 Bells
Tank Size 2.0 x 1.0

Donating to the museum[edit]

As with all fish in the Animal Crossing series, the Mahi-Mahi can be donated to the museum, followed by a small talk by Blathers about it.

In New Horizons[edit]

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

Once donated, the mahi-mahi can be found in the north-east room of the fish exhibit, in the large central tank with the porthole windows. It will often swim near the glass wall, and sometimes will try to pierce the Anchovy school, scattering them for a moment - it shares this behavior with many of the large fish also in this tank.

Real-world information[edit]

Mahi-Mahi, also referred to as the common dolphinfish is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. It is one of two members of the family Coryphaenidae, alongside the pompano dolphinfish. These fish are most commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii. Small Wikipedia logo.png More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese シイラ

Korean 만새기

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
鬼头刀 / 鬼頭刀
Mahi-mahi/Coryphaena (lit. "monster-headed knife")

Russian Корифена
From genus name

Dutch Goudmakreel Mahi-mahi/Coryphaena (lit. "golden mackerel")

German Goldmakrele Coryphaena (lit. "golden mackerel")

European Spanish Lampuga Mahi-mahi

European French Coryphène From genus name

Quebec French Mahi-mahi -

Italian Lampuga Mahi-mahi

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