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Roosterfish

Nematistius pectoralis

Other Game Fish Family

Saltwater Fish Identification

Roosterfish


Common Name(s):
Roosterfish
Description:
This fish is characterized by its rooster-comb and looks like no other fish. There are two dark blue or black curved bands on the flanks. The dorsal fins are banded with alternate dark and light stripes.
Similar Fish:
No close resemblance to other fish.
Feeding Habits:
Other small fish and crustaceans.
Range:
Found along the western coast of the US down to Mexico.
Habitat:
Inhabits shallow inshore areas along sandy beaches.
Typical Size:
Roosterfish can get up to 4 feet long and 100 pounds.
World Record:
114 pounds, 0 ounces (IGFA)