Roosterfish and Flying Fish 2004 carving project

Roosterfish and Flying Fish 2004 carving project

The roosterfish characterized by its spectacular rooster comb, is one of the worlds most exotic fish species. The first dorsal fin has seven spines that retract into a groove; it may have a signal function, or it may be used in maneuvering when attacking prey. It is a prized game fish, common in waters surrounding Mexico, from the Gulf of California to Panama, and the eastern Pacific, from California to Peru. The most striking feature of the flying fish is their pectoral fins, which are unusually large, and enable the fish to take short gliding flights above the water surface, to escape from their predators.

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