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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Family: Fistulariidae Cornetfishes

Genus: Fistularia

(See list of species below)



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Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 160 cm TL
Fistularia commersonii Rüppell, 1838

Photo by Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Fistularia commersonii
[Bluespotted cornetfish]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 106 cm TL
Fistularia corneta Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Fistularia corneta
[Pacific cornetfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Fistularia petimba Lacepède, 1803

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Fistularia petimba
[Red cornetfish]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Fistularia tabacaria Linnaeus, 1758

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Fistularia tabacaria
[Cornetfish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Fistularia commersonii Bluespotted cornetfish Indo-Pacific 160 TL 1838
Fistularia corneta Pacific cornetfish Eastern Pacific 106 TL 1904
Fistularia petimba Red cornetfish Western Atlantic 200 TL 1803
Fistularia tabacaria Cornetfish Eastern Atlantic 200 TL 1758



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