Family Aulostomidae - Trumpetfishes
  Order
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  Class
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Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
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Genera : 1 | Species : 3 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : Yes
  Division
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Marine
  Aquarium
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some
  First Fossil Record
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lower   Tertiary   lower   Eocene
Ref..   Berg, L.S. 1958
  Remark
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Distribution: tropical Atlantic and Indo-Pacific. Compressed and elongate body; scaly. Lower jaw with fleshy barbel at the tip. A series of 8-12 isolated dorsal spines preceeding a soft dorsal fin having 23-28 rays. Anal fin with 25-28 fin rays. Anus and pelvics far apart. Rounded caudal fin. Well developed lateral line. Abdominal vertebrae with 2 equal lateral extensions. Body musculature supported by bony struts that appear interwoven. Total vertebrae 59-64: abdominal 24-26 and caudal 35-38. Usually occuring on reefs alongside larger herbivorous fish or in a head-down vertical orientation, as ambush hunter of small fishes and crustaceans. Recorded maximum length 80 cm.
  Etymology
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Greek, aulos = flute + Greek, stoma = mouth
  Reproductive guild
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nonguarders
  Typical activity level
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  Main Ref
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  Coordinator
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  Deep Fin Classification
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Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Euacanthomorphacea | Percomorphaceae | Syngnathimorpharia | Syngnathiformes | Aulostomidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Aulostomidae as currently in FishBase

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Rather, it reflects the current content of FishBase, and the progress with respect to synchronization with the Catalog of Fishes. However, we think it can be useful for users to assess the quality of information in FishBase, to start new work on the family, or to cross-check with other lists.

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This list uses some data from Catalog of Fishes (not shown but used to sort names).

In the column CofF, the digit indicates the status of synchronization with CofF: 0: Not checked; 1: Same status;   2: Different status;   3: Other combination;   4: Synonym in CofF;   5: Species/Subspecies issue;   6: Synonym of another species in CofF;   7: Not in CofF;   8: Should not be in CofF. The CofF version currently used is the one published on 23-07-2014 (Ref. 97102).

The list ordered as follows:

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination CofF
Aulostomus chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
acceptedseniornew
Fistularia chinensis Linnaeus, 1766
synonymseniororiginal2
! Aulostamus chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Aulostoma chinense (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
! Aulostoma chinensis (Linnaeus, 1766)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal2
Aulostomus valentini (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
! Aulostomus valentiti (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
Aulostomus maculatus Valenciennes, 1841
acceptedseniororiginal
! Aulostoma maculatum Valenciennes, 1841
synonymseniororiginal1
! Aulostoma maculatus Valenciennes, 1841
synonymseniororiginal
Aulostomus strigosus Wheeler, 1955
acceptedseniororiginal2
synonymseniorchange in rank
Aulostoma chinense (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Aulostomus maculatus (non Valenciennes, 1837)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Aulostoma coloratum (non Müller & Troschel, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Aulostomus coloratum (non Müller & Troschel, 1848)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
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