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Updated 10/1/2012

Family Fistulariidae


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.