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Trumpetfishes, Cornetfishes and Needlefishes

Bluespotted Cornetfish

Fistularia commersonii

  
 
    
(1: Shark Pit, Maui / 2: Kaloko Arches, Kona / 3-4: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona / 5: Plate Lunch, Kauai / 6-8: Garden Eel Cove, Kona)

These are juveniles:

(1: Garden Eel Cove, Kona)


Pacific Trumpetfish

Aulostomus chinensis

       
(1,6 / 2: Enenue, Molokini / 3: The Dome, Kona / 4,7: Black Rock, Maui / 5: Pentagon, Kona / 8: Dog Beach, Kona)

Trumpetfish display a wide range of coloration depending on which other fish are close by.

   
(With yellow tangs, Black Rock, Maui / with whitebar surgeonfish, Black Rock, Maui / with yellowfin goatfish, Black Rock, Maui / with yellowfin goatfish, Menpuchi Caves, Lanai) 


Keeltail Needlefish

Platybelone argalus

    
(1,4-5: Black Rock, Maui / 2: Pipe Dream, Kona / 3: Kahalu'u Beach Park, Kona)

These hover just below the surface.