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The trumpetfish is a sneaky predator.
The trumpetfish is a sneaky predator. It will sometimes swim slowly and sneak up on its prey, or it may act like a floating stick. This predatory technique likely became part of the trumpetfish’s instinct after the Fall when animals began to eat other animals.
CLASS: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes)
ORDER: Syngnathiformes (pipefishes and sea horses)
FAMILY: Aulostomidae (cornetfishes and trumpetfishes)
GENUS/SPECIES: Aulostomus maculatus
Size: Less than two ft (0.6 m)
Depth: 10–100 ft (3–30.5 m)
Diet: Small fish and crustaceans
Habitat: Coral reefs or lagoons throughout the Indo-Pacific and eastern Pacific