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Fistularia petimba red cornetfish


Fistularia petimba 
Rauer Flötenfisch 
Red Cornetfish 
Trumpet & Cornetfish 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Fistulariidae (Family) > Fistularia (Genus) > petimba (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lacepède, 1803 
Suriname, Kuwait, Tasmanien, Benin, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Eritrea, Ghana, Djibouti, Gambia, Sudan, Hong Kong, West Sahara, Sint Eustatius and Saba, the Black Sea, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Ascencion, St. Helena & Tristan da Cunha, Australia, Azores, Bahrain, Bakers Island, Bali, Bangladesh, Barents Sea, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil, British Virgin Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central America, China, Circumtropic, Columbia, Comores, Congo, Cook Islands, Coral sea, Corea, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Africa, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Fiji, Flores, Florida, French Guiana, French Polynesia, Gulf of Mexico, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Japan, Java, Johnston Atoll, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Komodo (Komodo Island), Line Islands, Lombok, Lord Howe Island, Madagascar, Malaysia, Malpelo Island, Marquesas Islands, Martinique, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Midway Islands, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Ogasawara Islands, Pacific Ocean, Palau, Panama, Papua, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Quatar, Queensland, Rapa, Red Sea, Réunion , Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, São Tomé e Principé, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South America, South Atlantic, Spain, Spratly Islands, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, The Bahamas, the Canary Islands, the Cape Verde Archipelago, the Caribbean, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, The Gulf of Guinea, the Ivory Coast, the Kermadec Islands, the Mediterranean Sea, the Netherlands Antilles, The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Timor, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuamoto Islands, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Uruguay, USA, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S., Wake Atoll, Wallis and Futuna, West Africa, Western Indian Ocean, Western Pacific Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
10 - 200 Meter 
59.06" - 70.87" (150cm - 180cm) 
- (3,2°C - 29,3°C) 
Fish (little fishes), Fish eggs, Fish larvae, Schrimps, Sepia 
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Not available as offspring 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Not evaluated 
Red List:
Least concern (LC)  
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
Last edit:
2017-03-19 23:09:26 


Fistularia petimba (Lacepède, 1803)

Fistularia petimba, is a pipefish better known as the Red Cornetfish, found in tropical oceans worldwide, at depths between 10 and 200 m. Mostly in the sublittoral zone, inhabits coastal areas over soft bottoms, usually at depths greater than 10 m.

The Red Cornetfish has a variation of color, which ranges in: pink, pale brown, yellow, and a greenish tinge. Some characteristics are its silvery underside, bony plates along the midline, and its long tubular snout, which by the way, makes up a quarter of its length. It usually reaches lengths of 1.50 to 1.80 meters. The body is cylindrical and very thin. It has a striking, long-drawn-out tubular snout.

Fistularia petimba don’t have a very big variety of food. They mainly stick to small fish and shrimp- although; there is a predator after them, the macrofauna. To avoid being eaten by this predator, the Fistularia petimba often rides on top of other species, and they are also use camouflage.

Fistularia immaculata Cuvier, 1816
Fistularia patimba Lacepède, 1803
Fistularia rubra Miranda Ribiero, 1915
Fistularia serrata Cuvier, 1816
Fistularia starksi Jordan & Seale, 1905
Fistularia villosa Klunzinger, 1871

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Fistulariidae (Family) > Fistularia (Genus) > Fistularia petimba (Species)




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