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Updated 10/1/2012

Family Fistulariidae

HAWAII

Fistularia commersonii

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 30 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 35 feet

 

Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii, 30 feet

Juvenile, Night, Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 4 feet

 

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

Hanauma Bay, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Kapoho tidepool, Hawaii

Juveniles, Sharks Cove, Oahu, 20 feet

 

Sharks Cove, Oahu, 25 feet

  SMOOTH CORNETFISH    nunu peke     Ao-yagara

Common on sandy reefs in shallow water where it preys upon small fish at night.  Small groups may be seen resting just above the bottom.  Color changes at will from silver to green-banded with blue lines. Scale-less body horizontally compressed, large oval eyes, and forked tail with a long central filament.   Attains 4 feet.  Indo-Pacific & Tropical Eastern Pacific.  The Red Cornetfish Fistularia petimba occurs in very deep water.  Replaced by Fistularia tabacaria in the Tropical  Atlantic.