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Fish ID Friday – Trumpetfish

17 June 2016

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Aulostomus maculatus, taken in Little Cayman, the Trumpetfish are an unusual fish, often swimming vertically, drifting in the current and grazing through the reef.  They can blend in well with coral, weeds and gorgonians, they can quickly pale or darken to suit their environment.  Similar to the Trumpetfish is the Cornetfish, with a much slimmer mouth.  The chubbier lips of the Trumpetfish can often give them a surly appearance, or that may be attributable to me sticking a camera in their face…
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