roosterfish

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Related to Nematistius: Nematistius pectoralis

roost·er·fish

 (ro͞o′stər-fĭsh′)
n. pl. roosterfish or roost·er·fish·es
A large game fish (Nematistius pectoralis) of the eastern Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California to Peru, having several long thin dorsal spines that resemble a rooster's comb.
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Finescale Triggerfish (Balistes polylepis) and Roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) presence in temperate waters off Baja California, Mexico: Evidence of El Nino conditions.
sierra are the roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis, sailfish Istiophorus platypterus, sea lion Zalophus californianus; all predators located on a similar trophic level (Fischer et al.
Trophic spectrum of the juvenile roosterfish, Nematistius pectoralis Gill, 1862 (Perciformes: Nematistiidae), in Almejas Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico.
Other large fish include the dolphinfish or "mahi-mahi" (Coryphaena) and the sea cock (Nematistius), well-known but comparatively scarce.
Post-release survival and movements patterns of roosterfish (Nematistius pectoralis) off the central American coastline
Es importante destacar que el pejegallo (Nematistius pectoralis), la carduma (Cetengraulis mysticetus), y el dorado (Coryphaena hippurus) fueron registrados ocasionalmente en la zona de estudio (Tabla 1).