blue-spotted cornetfish

Scientific name Fistularia tabacaria
Descriptor Linnaeus
Year of description 1758
IUCN category LC
Family Fistulariidae
Genus Fistularia
Fistularia tabacaria Fistularia tabacaria

Introduction

Fistularia tabacaria, commonly known as blue-spotted cornetfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    200 cm
  • Pattern
    ponctuations
  • Average size
    120 cm
  • Maximum size
    200 cm
  • Pattern
    ponctuations

How to recognize the blue-spotted cornetfish ?

The blue-spotted cornetfish measures between 120 and 200 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly bleu and beige body. The also has bleu ponctuations.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    carnivorous
  • Sociability
    solitary
  • territorial
    Yes
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The blue-spotted cornetfish is a fish solitary naturally found at mid-depth and near the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

Although slightly territorial, the blue-spotted cornetfish is a rather peaceful animal that generally behaves in a peaceful manner with other species.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The blue-spotted cornetfish 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

  • Depth
    3 - 200 m

Biotope presentation

The blue-spotted cornetfish is most often found at a depth between 3m and 200m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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