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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 
the Netherlands Antilles, Columbia, Ogasawara Islands, Yemen, Lombok, Malpelo Island, Togo, Mayotte, Senegal, Wallis and Futuna, Kiribati, Northern Mariana Islands, Brunei Darussalam, Congo, Ghana, Réunion , Haiti, Panama, Portugal, Djibouti, Central America (Eastern Pacific), Uruguay, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Namibia, Vietnam, Nigeria, Komodo (Komodo Island), Gambia, Cuba, Sudan, Gulf of Oman / Oman, Lord Howe Island, Tansania, Hong Kong, Pacific Ocean, Morocco, Tokelau, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Rapa, Midway Islands, Tuvalu, Jordan, the Ivory Coast, Mozambique, Venezuela, French Guiana, West Sahara, the Cocos Islands / Keeling Islands, Spratly Islands, Norfolk Island, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Gulf of Guinea, Line Islands, Suriname, Papua, Puerto Rico, Sint Eustatius and Saba, Bakers Island, the Canary Islands, Nauru, Wake Atoll, Benin, the Kermadec Islands, Somalia, Niue, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), Comores, the Society Islands, Kuwait, Tasmanien, India, Marquesas Islands, Israel, United States Minor Outlying Islands, Cambodia, São Tomé e Principé, Eritrea, Myanmar, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Quatar, Sierra Leone, Africa occidentale, Africa occidentale, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua e Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Atollo di Johnston, Australia, Azzorre, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brasile, Capo Verde, Caraibi, Cina, Circumtropicale, Coralsea, Corea, Curacao, Dominica, Egitto, Fiji, Filippine, Flores, Florida, Giappone, Giava, Golfo del Messico, Guyana, Hawaii, Honduras, Indonesia, Indopacifico, Isola di Cook, Isole Ryukyu, Isole Salomon, Isole Tuamoto, Isole Turks e Caicos, Isole Vergini britanniche, Isole Vergini, Stati Uniti, Kenia, Madagascar, Maldive, Malesia, Mar delle Andamane, Mar Nero, Mar rosso, Mare di Barents, Martinica, Mauritius, Mediterraneo, Micronesia, Montserrat, Nicaragua, Nuova Zelanda, Oceano Indiano, Oceano Indiano occidentale, Pacifico occidentale, Palau, Papua Nuova Guinea, Polinesia Francese, Queensland, Repubblica Dominicana, Saint Kitts e Nevis, Samoa, Samoa americane, Seychelles, Singapore, South Atlantic, Spagna, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, St. Vincent e Grenadines, St.Helena, Sudamerica, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Tailandia, Taiwan, Timor Est, Tonga, Trinidad e Tobago, USA, Vanuatu 
Sea depth:
10 - 200 Meter 
150 cm - 180 cm 
3,2°C - 29,3°C 
Fish eggs, Avanotti, Piccoli pesci, Polpa di gambero, Seppie 
Non adatto agli acquari! 
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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