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Nematistius pectoralis  Gill, 1862

Roosterfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes (Perch-likes) > Nematistiidae (Roosterfish)
Etymology: Nematistius: Greek, nema, -atos = filament (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gill.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal.   Subtropical; 33°N - 18°S, 119°W - 70°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 163 cm FL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637); common length : 60.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9326); max. published weight: 51.7 kg (Ref. 4699)

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Eastern Pacific: San Clemente in southern California, USA to Peru, including the Galapagos Islands; rare north of Baja California, Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow inshore areas, frequents sandy shores along beaches. Juveniles occurs in tide pools. Exploited on a local level and marketed fresh (Ref. 9324).

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Eschmeyer, W.N., E.S. Herald and H. Hammann, 1983. A field guide to Pacific coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 336 p. (Ref. 2850)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Very high vulnerability (90 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.