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Fistularia petimba


Fistularia petimba 
Rauer Flötenfisch 
Red Cornetfish 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Syngnathiformes (Order) > Fistulariidae (Family) > Fistularia (Genus) > petimba (Species) 
Initial determination:
Lacepède, 1803 
Sudan, Hong Kong, Lord Howe Island, Bakers Island, Iran, Rapa, Morocco, Tokelau, Benin, Jordan, Midway Islands, Tuvalu, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), the Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Venezuela, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Spratly Islands, French Guiana, West Sahara, Norfolk Island, Suriname, Papua, Line Islands, Puerto Rico, Timor, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Tuamoto Islands, the Kermadec Islands, Yemen, Wake Atoll, the Society Islands, Niue, Kuwait, Tasmanien, Israel, Marquesas Islands, Cambodia, São Tomé e Principé, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Quatar, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Myanmar, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, the Netherlands Antilles, Ogasawara Islands, Lombok, Malpelo Island, Mayotte, Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna, Ghana, Northern Mariana Islands, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Cameroon, Djibouti, Central America (Eastern Pacific), Uruguay, Namibia, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Komodo (Komodo Island), Gambia, Afrique de l'Est, Afrique de l'Ouest, Amérique du Sud, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua et Barbuda, Arabie-saudite, Argentine, Aruba, atoll de Johnston, Australie, Azores, Bahamas, Bahreïn, Bali, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermudes, Bolivie, Brésil, Canaries, Caraïbes, Cercle tropical, Chine, Colombie, Comores, Corée, Curaçao, Dominique, Egypte, Espagne, Fidji, Flores, Floride, Golf du Guinée, golfe du Mexique, Guyane, Hawaii, Honduras, île Maurice, îles de Cook, îles Ryuku, îles Salomon, Îles Turques et Caïques, Îles Vierges britanniques, Inde, indo pacifique, Indonésie, Japon, Java, Kenya, Kuba, L'Atlantique Sud, La Réunion, Le Cap-Vert, Madagascar, Malaisie, Maldives, Martinique, Méditerranée, Mer d'Adaman, Mer de Barents, Mer de corail, Mer Noire, Mer Rouge, Micronésie, Montserrat, Nauru, Nicaragua , Nigeria, Nouvelle Zélande, Océan Indien, Ocean Pacifique, Oman, Ouest de l'Océan Indien, Pacifique Ouest, Palau, Panama, Papouasie Nouvelle Guinée, Philippines, Polynésie Française, Portugal, Queensland, Republique dominicaine, Saint Kitts et Nevis, Sainte Hélène, Sainte-Lucie, Samoa, Samoa américaines, Sénégal, Seychelles, Singapour, Somalie, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent et les Grenadines, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Tansanie, Thaïlande, Togo, Tonga, Trinité-et-Tobago, USA, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Virgin Islands, U.S. 
Sea depth:
10 - 200 Meter 
150 cm - 180 cm 
3,2°C - 29,3°C 
Fish eggs, alevin, crevettes, poissons (petits poissons), Seiche 
Pas pour l'aquarium! 
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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