Definition of cornetfish in English:

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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
Example sentences
  • 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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