The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow Trumpet fish (aulostomus maculatus) is a ray-finned fish from the family of trumpet fish (Aulostomidae) order pipefishes (SYNGNATHIFORMES), which occurs in the west, east and west of the Atlantic.

The Yellow Trumpet fish

The Yellow-Trumpet fish

Aulostomus maculatus can reach a maximum length of 100 centimeters. The body of the fish has an elongated shape. The dorsal fin has 12 spines and 21-25 rays and the anal fin has 21-25 rays.

The Yellow Trumpet fish
Aulostomus maculatus is a saltwater fish found in subtropical seas. The species is mainly found in the waters around coral reefs. The depth at which the species occurs is 2 to 25 meters below the surface.

The fish diet consists mainly of animal food, mainly small fish.

 

Trumpet fish swim slowly, sneak into unsuspecting prey, or lie motionless like a floating stick, oscillating back and forth with the wave motion of the water. They are skilled to camouflage and often swim in alignment with other, larger fish. They feed almost on small fish, such as bait and atheriniformes, by sucking them.

Trumpet fish are closely related to cornetfish. Trumpetfish can be a little over 36 inches (3 ft) long and has much longer elongated body with small cheeks at the front of its long, tubular-shaped snouts. The gills are pectinate, similar to the teeth of a comb, and a soft back fin is found near the tail fin. A series of spines in front of the back fin. Trumpetfish vary in color from brown to green, but also yellow in some areas. A black stripe, and a pair of dark spots is found on the base of the tail fin.

Trumpet fish live in waters between 0.5 and 30 meters (1.6 and 98.4 ft) deep and can grow to a length of 40 to 80 cm (15.5 to 31.5 inches). They are sometimes abundant locally over coral atoll reefs or in lagoons, where they can be caught in areas of heavy wave. The spawning habits of the trumpet fish are unknown, but in the region around Madeira the females are known to have ripe eggs from March to June.

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