Scientific Name
Fistularia petimba  
Fistularia petimba鱗馬鞭魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lacepède, 1803 Depth 10 - 200M
Chinese 鱗馬鞭魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 馬鞭魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F297 Fistulariidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 鱗煙管魚 
Max Length 200 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 馬鞭魚、馬戍、槍管、火管、火卷、剃仔、土管(臺東)、喇叭(釣客) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Straits of New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea, western Pacific; Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean; Antilles, western Atlantic 
Synonyms Fistularia immaculata, Fistularia patimba, Fistularia rubra, Fistularia serrata, Fistularia starksi, Fistularia villosa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2005)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054451. ASIZP0056973. ASIZP0060173. ASIZP0061561. ASIZP0062518. ASIZP0065153. ASIZP0067762. ASIZP0068320. ASIZP0800527. ASIZP0800840. ASIZP0803523. ASIZP0900527. ASIZP0910840. ASIZP0913523. FRIP00435. FRIP00436. FRIP00437. FRIP20257. FRIP20282. FRIP21423. NMMBP00168. NMMBP02798. NMMBP04300. NMMBP04305. NMMBP05577. NMMSTP00321. NTMP0166. NTUM00013Paratype. NTUM00559. NTUM02343. NTUM02401. NTUM04877. NTUM04878. NTUM04879. NTUM04880. NTUM04881. NTUM04882. ...List all 41 records... 
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Rough flutemouth; Red cornet fish; Red cornetfish; Serrate flutemouth; Pipefish; Rough flute mouth; Cornet fish; Flute mouth; Flutemouth; Lacepede's cornetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and depressed. Interorbital space deeply concave. Mouth small, at end of a long tubular snout, hexagonal in cross-section; teeth in jaws small. Dorsal and anal fins short based and opposite, with 14 to 17 segmented soft rays; pectoral fins with 15 to 17 soft rays; pelvic fins small and abdominal, with 6 soft rays. Lateral line arched, running anteriorly along back, then bending downward on side and continuing posteriorly onto an elongate filament produced by the middle 2 caudal-fin rays; lateral-line scales on causal peduncae with sharp retrorse spines. Colour in life red to orange-brown above, silvery below; vertical fins also have an orange cast.
habitats Found in the sublittoral zone; inhabits coastal areas over soft bottoms, usually at depths greater than 10 m. Feeds on small fishes and shrimps. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific oceans, including Hawaii. It is common in waters around Taiwan. 
Utility Utilized fresh, dried salted, or smoked; also reduced to fishmeal.