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~ 114 Lbs. Caught at La Paz, Baja Calif., Mexico on June 1, 1960 By
angler Abe Sackheim
~ Nematistius Pectoralis
~ Rooster fish
~ The Roosterfish has seven long threadlike dorsal spines (comb)that
stand erect when the fish gets excited or threatened. The roosterfish
has two dark curved stripes on the body and another dark stripe across
its head. The roosterfish also has a large dark spot at the base of the
~ Roosterfish can have a length of 4 feet and exceed a hundred pounds.
~ These fish inhabit sandy inshore's and near shore areas. They also
linger around near shore reefs.Roosterfish patrol the shoreline
searching for schools of bait fish. The Roosterfish can be found from
southern California to Peru
~ The Roosterfish is known for chasing bait for long distances sometimes
trying to herd the bait fish towards a reef or beach. Roosterfish eat
small fish such as mullet and sardines.