roosterfish(redirected from Nematistius)
Related to Nematistius: Nematistius pectoralis
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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