Definition of cornetfish in English:


Syllabification: cor·net·fish
Pronunciation: /kôrˈnetˌfiSH, ˈkôrnət-

noun (plural same or cornetfishes)

  • A large marine fish with a long, narrow, flutelike snout, an elongated body, and a whiplike extension to the tail. It is common in shallow tropical waters of the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific region.
    • Family Fistularidae and genus Fistularia: several species
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    • Species that feed at dusk are termed crepuscular and include jacks snappers, tarpon, cornetfishes and groupers.
    • Around the two Piton sites we shared the ocean with parrotfish, trumpetfish, smooth trunkfish, cornetfish, tiger grouper, a trio of barracuda, rock beauties, Spanish hogfish and many more exotic species.
    • The reef earns its good reputation with large gorgonian fan corals up to 3m across and cornetfish, groupers and glassfish in abundance.

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