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Atlantic trumpetfish
Aulostomus maculatus

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DistributionRange:

BES-eilanden: Bonaire.

Author:

[Niels Schrieken 2014] [Paul Westerbeek 2014]

Literature:

- DeLoach, N., & Humann, P. (2002). Reef Fish Identification
- Florida Caribbean Bahamas - 3th Edition. New World Publications, Inc.

Summary:

Saltwaterfish. Trumpetfishes. Trumpetlike mouth. Long, thin body. Size up to 90 cm. Brown, purplish and yellow. Do not change colours but can quickly pale or darken and frequently display bars, spots and vague mottled pattern to camouflage.

ToBeConfusedWith:

- Bluespotted cornetfish Fistularia tabcaria (Long tail filament).
- Sand tilefish Malacanthus plumieri (Crescent tail,  dark area on upper central tail).

Characteristics:

Size: 40 cm - 75 cm. Max 90 cm
Color: Brown, purplish and yellow. Do not change colours but can quickly pale or darken and frequently display bars, spots and vague mottled pattern to camouflage.
Shape: Long, thin body with trumpetlike mouth.
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HabitatEnvironmentAndEcology:

Inhabits coral reefs. Often swims along with other fish species, adapting their colours.

 
   

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