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Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish; Trumpeter; Trumpet fish; Fifer; Caribbean trumpetfish; Atlantic trumpetfish)

Synonyms: Aulostoma maculatum; Aulostoma maculatus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The trumpetfish, Aulostomus maculatus, is a long-bodied fish with an upturned mouth; it often swims vertically while trying to blend with vertical coral, such as sea rods, sea pens, and pipe sponges.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap



Parasitized by 
Stephanostomum aulostomi[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Newport Aquarium


Western Atlantic: southern Florida, USA and Bermuda to northern South America. East to St. Paul's Rocks (Ref. 13121).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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