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Scientific Name: Nematistius pectoralis
Ideal Temp: 70-85°F (21-29°C)
Environment: Inshore, Nearshore, Surf
Technique: Casting, Fly, Jigging, Trolling
Lure Type: Crankbaits, Flies, Jigs, Plugs, Topwater
World Record: 51.71 kg (114 lb 0 oz) La Paz, Baja California, Mexico 01-Jun-1960
The roosterfish, Nematistius pectoralis, is a game fish found in the warmer waters of the East Pacific from Baja California to Peru. It is the only species in the genus Nematistius and the family Nematistiidae.[2][3] It is distinguished by its "rooster comb", seven very long spines of the dorsal fin.

The roosterfish has an unusual arrangement of its ears: the swim bladder penetrates the brain through the large foramina and makes contact with the inner ear. It uses its swim bladder to amplify sounds.

Roosterfish can reach over 1.6 m (5 ft 3 in) in length and over 50 kg (110 lb) in weight. The weight of the average fish hooked is about 20 lb (9.1 kg). The fish is popular as a game fish, but it is not considered a good eating fish.
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