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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 
Kiribati, Wallis and Futuna, Congo, Yemen, Ghana, Northern Mariana Islands, Réunion , Haiti, Panama, Portugal, Uruguay, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Central America (Eastern Pacific), Namibia, Vietnam, Komodo (Komodo Island), Gambia, Nigeria, Brunei Darussalam, Cuba, Sudan, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Lord Howe Island, Tansania, Hong Kong, Pacific Ocean, Morocco, Tokelau, Iran, Rapa, Tuvalu, Jordan, Midway Islands, Venezuela, the Ivory Coast, Mozambique, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Spratly Islands, French Guiana, West Sahara, The Gulf of Guinea, Norfolk Island, Line Islands, Suriname, Papua, Equatorial Guinea, Puerto Rico, Sint Eustatius and Saba, the Canary Islands, the Kermadec Islands, Somalia, Nauru, Wake Atoll, Comores, the Society Islands, Niue, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Kuwait, Tasmanien, India, Marquesas Islands, Israel, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Bakers Island, Cambodia, São Tomé e Principé, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Benin, Quatar, Sierra Leone, Eritrea, Myanmar, Columbia, the Netherlands Antilles, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Ogasawara Islands, Lombok, Malpelo Island, Togo, Mayotte, Senegal, Amerikansk Samoa, Andamanhavet, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua og Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Australien, Azorerne, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Barentshavet, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasilien, Britiske Jomfruøer, Caribien, Cook øerne, Curacao, Dominica, Dominikanske republik, Egypten, Fiji, Filippinerne, Flores, Florida, Fransk Polynesien, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indiske ocean, Indo Stillehavet, Indonesien, Japan, Java, Johnston Atollen, Kap Verde, Kenya, Kina, Koralhavet, Korea, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldiverne, Martinique, Mauritius , Mexikanske golf, Middelhavet, Mikronesien , Montserrat, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Papua NeuGuinea , Queensland, Ryukyu øerne, Rødehavet, Saint Kitts og Nevis, Saint Helena, Salomonøerne, Samoa, Seychellerne, Singapore, Sortehavet, Spanien, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent og Grenadinerne, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Sydamerika, Sydatlanten, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor, Tonga, Trinidad og Tobago, Tuamotuøerne, Turks og Caicos øerne, USA, Vanuatu , Vestafrika, Vestlige Indiske ocean, Vestlige Stillehav, Virgin Islands, U.S., Ækvator, Øst Afrika 
Sea depth:
10 - 200 Meter 
150 cm - 180 cm 
3,2°C - 29,3°C 
Fish eggs, Blæksprutte, Fiske afkom, Rejer, Små fisk 
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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