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Fistularia corneta  Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Pacific cornetfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Syngnathiformes (Pipefishes and seahorses) > Fistulariidae (Cornetfishes)
Etymology: Fistularia: Latin, fistula, -ae = pipe, flute (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Gilbert, Starks.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino.   Tropical, preferred ?; 34°N - 17°S, 121°W - 71°W

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Eastern Pacific: Southern California, Gulf of California and the western coast of Baja California, Mexico to Peru, including many offshore islands.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 106 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 55763); common length : 20.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 9301)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 17-20; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 16 - 19; Vertebre: 75 - 76. Rows of spinules in skin easily seen but individual spinules difficult to discern. Color in life orange to red above, with brownish and black blotches. Lighter below. Dorsal and anal fins with orange bases. Caudal filament dusky (Ref. 9826). Branchiostegal rays: 5 (Ref. 36710).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Adults occur at depths greater than 30 m, along continental and insular margins (Ref. 36710), over rocky substrates (Ref. 37955). Feeds on small fishes (Ref. 37955). Marketed fresh, salted or dried and smoked but more frequently processed into fishmeal (Ref. 9301).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Oviparous (Ref. 36710).

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Fritzsche, R.A. and M. Schneider, 1995. Fistulariidae. Cornetas. p. 1104-1105. In W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) Guia FAO para Identification de Especies para lo Fines de la Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. 3 Vols. FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9301)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Pesca: pesca di sussistenza
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