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The red cornetfish, Fistularia petimba as it is scientifically known belongs to the family Fistulariidae and genus Fistularia. This family Fistulariidae of fish is known to be small. It belongs to the same order as pipefishes and seahorses, Syngnathiformes as seahorses and pipefishes also have a kind of elongated snout and body. It has been recorded that the first record of the F. Petimba is from the Syrian marine waters. It is also known as rough flutemouth. It is found in the range that includes the Indo-Pacific, various types of the sea in warmer areas, or parts of the Atlantic ocean, and also in the parts of Australia and Hawaii. The habitat of these rough flutemouth includes subtropical areas or regions and can be found in deeper parts and cold upsurges in or around tropical areas. These species are known to have a preferred depth. This fish prefers coral reefs and sandy textures like reefs in Australia. The rough flutemouth is reddish or brownish or orange in color and running along with the middle of the back, it has a row of bony plates. The snout of this fish is very long is used for sucking food. The food of the rough flutemouth includes small fishes and shrimps. This rough flutemouth has a quite interesting way of hunting its prey.

It is quite fascinating to read about this cornetfish and if you are interested, read about these sturgeon facts and barb facts too.

Fun Red Cornetfish Facts For Kids


What do they prey on?

Shrimps and small fish

What do they eat?

Carnivore

Average litter size?

N/A

How much do they weigh?

10.36 lb (4.7 kg)

How long are they?

3.3-6.6 ft (1-2 m)

How tall are they?

N/A


What do they look like?

Reddish, Brown-orangish

Skin Type

Slimy scales

What were their main threats?

N/a

What is their conservation status?

Least Concern

Where you'll find them?

Subtropical And Tropical Areas

Locations

Australia, Indo-pacific

Kingdom

Animalia

Genus

Fistularia

Class

Actinopterygii

Family

Fistulariidae

Red Cornetfish Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a red cornetfish?

Red cornetfish is a fish.

What class of animal does a red cornetfish belong to?

It belongs to the class of Actinopterygii of fish.

How many red cornetfish are there in the world?

There is no exact number for this fish available.

Where does a red cornetfish live?

It is believed that these fish tend to live in the Indo-Pacific, Red sea, warmer areas, or parts of the Atlantic ocean, and also in the parts of Australia and Hawaii.

What is a red cornetfish's habitat?

These fish tend to inhabit subtropical areas or regions and can be found in deeper parts and cold upsurges in or around tropical areas. Its preferred depth range is 32.8-656.2 ft (10-200 m). These fish can be spotted in areas with sand or sandy textures belonging to coral reefs which are protected.

Who do red cornetfish live with?

Not much information is available regarding this fish but it is believed that it typically lives alone.

How long does a red cornetfish live?

The exact lifespan of this fish is unknown.

How do they reproduce?

The reproduction of these fish is oviparous and it is known to lay pelagic eggs and these eggs are known to hatch in larvae. The newborns or juveniles are known to move into estuaries and similar types of habitats.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of these fishes is Least Concern.

Red Cornetfish Fun Fact

What do red cornetfish look like?

The body of this cornetfish, Fistularia petimba is reddish or brownish or orangish in color and running along with the middle of the back, it has a row of bony plates. This flutemouth is known to be banded in the night. It has a long and tubular snout which is used to suck food.

The bony plates and snout of this fish are some of its distinguishing features.

*Please note that this is an image of a blue spotted cornishfish, not a red cornishfish. If you have an image of a red cornishfish, please let us know at [email protected]

How cute are they?

This species is not considered cute.

How do they communicate?

Not much information is available regarding the communication of this species but it is believed that these fish use tactile and chemical cues to perceive the environment and communicate.

How big is a red cornetfish?

This cornetfish is similar to eels in terms of their body but is longer than eels and the length of this flutemouth can be up to 79 in (2000 mm).

How fast can a red cornetfish swim?

The exact speed of this species is unknown.

How much does a red cornetfish weigh?

The weight of this fish is 10.36 lb (4.7 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for the males and females of the species.

What would you call a baby Red Cornetfish?

There is no particular name for a baby red cornetfish but can be referred to as young ones or juveniles.

What do they eat?

This fish is known to feed on or the diet of this fish includes shrimps, krill and small fishes.

Are they poisonous?

These cornetfishes are not considered poisonous.

Would they make a good pet?

Not much information is available regarding these fish as pets.

Did you know...

These fish are known to make great soup and also half of the soft body of this cornetfish, Fistularia petimba is not edible.

The first record of this fish is from the Syrian marine waters.

These fish are known as flutemouth because of their long flute-like snout and mouth.

This cornetfish is known to belong to the same order as (pipefishes) and seahorses. These seahorses and pipefishes also have an elongated body or snout.

Cornetfishes are known to have a lengthy filament.

These fish tend to be around other fishes for the purpose of protecting themselves and also for hunting.

It moves slowly towards its prey and when it comes close enough, these fishes suck the prey into their mouth.

Cornetfishes are known to be commercially and generally least important in fishing. They could be found in local markets of its range.

There are four species recognized in this genus, namely, Fistularia commersonii (blue-spotted or smooth cornetfish), Fistularia corneta (Pacific cornetfish), Fistularia tabacaria, and Fistularia petimba.

Do they bite?

It is believed that these fishes do not bite.

Do humans eat them?

This fish is consumable, although half of the soft body of this fish is inedible.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! For more relatable content, check out these anchovies facts and  herring facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable red cornetfish coloring pages.

*Please note that the main image is of a blue spotted cornishfish, not a red cornishfish. If you have an image of a red cornishfish, please let us know at [email protected]

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