west atlantic trumpetfish

Scientific name Aulostomus maculatus
Descriptor Valenciennes
Year of description 1841
IUCN category LC
Family Aulostomidae
Genus Aulostomus
Aulostomus maculatus Aulostomus maculatus

Introduction

Aulostomus maculatus, commonly known as west atlantic trumpetfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    60 cm
  • Maximum size
    100 cm
  • Mimicry
    plants
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the west atlantic trumpetfish ?

The west atlantic trumpetfish measures between 60 and 100 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, jaune, noir, blanc and beige body. The also has noir ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The west atlantic trumpetfish is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although the west atlantic trumpetfish is non-territorial, it is sometimes aggressive towards other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The west atlantic trumpetfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    24 - 30 °C
  • Depth
    2 - 25 m
  • Flow
    Strong, Medium and Slow

Biotope presentation

The west atlantic trumpetfish is most often found at a depth between 2m and 25m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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