Nematistius pectoralis Gill, 1862
Roosterfish
Nematistius pectoralis
photo by Robertson, R.

Family:  Nematistiidae (Roosterfish)
Max. size:  163 cm FL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 52 kg
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Pacific: San Clemente in southern California, USA to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands; rare north of Baja California, Mexico.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits shallow inshore areas, frequents sandy shores along beaches. Juveniles occurs in tide pools. Exploited on a local level and marketed fresh (Ref. 9324).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (Ref. 115185)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Busson, Frédéric - 18.10.07
Checked by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 04.07.95

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