Mahi-mahi have an average lifespan of 4 to 5 years and average 15 to 28 pounds, they seldom exceed 33 pounds. They are distinguished by their dazzling colors: bright blues, greens and gold's on the sides and back. Mature males have prominent foreheads protruding well above the body while the Females have a more rounded head. Mahi-mahi are veracious carnivores and grow rapidly, feeding on small fish and crustaceans. Mahi Mahi are available year round split-up among the US and Latin America with the peak months in the winter. Fish from Latin America are shipped headless and gutted while the domestic fish is shipped with the head and gutted.The extra lean dark meat is firm textured with a solid flake. The meat is moist with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. There is a prominent blood line that should be removed, because it can have a “muddy” flavor. Most mahi-mahi are caught by long-line or hook and line. Regulations for this migratory fish are spread among several organizations in the US and Latin America.