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Caribbean trumpetfish

Aulostomus maculatus

Habitat:

Fish in the waters around the small Puerto Rican island Palominitos

2 Species ID Suggestions

Nicholas4
Nicholas4 9 years ago
needlefish
The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago
Caribbean trumpetfish
Aulostomus maculatus Trumpetfish


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4 Comments

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@Marta RubioTexeira, @Elsa Thanks, you've convinced me. I've changed the ID.

Elsa
Elsa 9 years ago

Marta is right here.. Needlefish are silvery and do not exhibit this mimicry (of the soft coral) behaviour.. The stripes and mouthshape are two characteristic traits of trumpets :)

sttweets
sttweets 9 years ago

@Marta RubioTexeira What is the best way to tell the difference, what to look for?

The MnMs
The MnMs 9 years ago

I think it is a young trumpetfish, not a needle.

sttweets
Spotted by
sttweets

Spotted on Jun 13, 2011
Submitted on Jun 21, 2011

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