Definition of trumpetfish in English:


Syllabification: trum·pet·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈtrəmpitˌfiSH

noun (plural same or trumpetfishes)

  • An elongated marine fish with a long narrow snout, resembling a pipefish. It lives around reefs and rocks in tropical waters and typically hangs in a semivertical position.
    • Family Aulostomidae and genus Aulostomus: several species
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    • Almost every day, we snorkel off a different island, dazzled by the brilliant, seemingly abundant sea life: angelfish, butterfly fish, damselfish, parrot fish, trumpetfish, schools of golden rays flying through the water.
    • The parrotfish is used as a mobile camouflage screen, hiding the trumpetfish from the small reef fish on which it preys.
    • Moray eels, garfish and trumpetfish were roaming and snapping at a plethora of potential prey.

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