The roosterfish, a popular sport-fish of the southern portion of the Pacific coast of North America. They are apparently near-shore open-water predators, chasing shoals of sardines onto sandy beaches. They're also the only species in their family, Nematistiidae.
This is the only half-decent picture of one I could find; this guy's name is apparently "Andy".
Image credit link.
Friday, March 16, 2007
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As wonderful as Andy is, there's a picture of the fish by itself at: http://www.discoverlife.org/IM/I_RR/0009/320/Nematistiidae,I_RR930.jpg
Hope the link works. Keep up the good work on educating me on the funky fish of the world!
Yeah, I saw that picture during my google image search, but I didn't particularly like it, since the fish is so obviously posed on a uniform background. No idea of size, or anything like that. My favourite fish pictures are of fish that are alive and swimming, with something recognizable (like a coral head) in the background. Some fish are just badly under-photographed, sadly.
Give me $10000 and I'll fix that.
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