roosterfish

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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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sierra are the roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis, sailfish Istiophorus platypterus, sea lion Zalophus californianus; all predators located on a similar trophic level (Fischer et al.
The roosterfish Nematistius pectoralis is a monotypic species of the family Nematistidae that inhabits the neritic waters of the sub-tropical and tropical eastern Pacific (Eschmeyer et al, 1983).