Scientific Name
Aulostomus chinensis  
Aulostomus chinensis中華管口魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1766) Depth 3 - 122M
Chinese 中華管口魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 管口魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F296 Aulostomidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 中華管口魚 
Max Length 80 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 海龍鬚、牛鞭、篦箭柄、土管(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality In India orientali [Indonesia]; China; Brazil [erroneous] 
Synonyms Aulostamus chinensis, Aulostoma chinense, Aulostoma chinensis, Aulostomus valentini, Aulostomus valentiti, Fistularia chinensis, Polypterichthys valentini   
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 ASIZP0058378. ASIZP0058891. ASIZP0061264. ASIZP0063479. ASIZP0064626. ASIZP0074945. ASIZP0074946. ASIZP0806481. ASIZP0806482. ASIZP0916481. ASIZP0916482. FRIP20356. FRIP21683. FRIP22261. NMMSTP00825. NTUM04876. NTUM05358. RUSI35051.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Painted flutemouth; Trumpetfish; Trumpet; Tahiti cornet fish; Chinese trumpetfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body elongate and compressed. Mouth located at tip of elongate snout; single barbel on chin. First dorsal fin with VIII to XII isolated spines; second dorsal fin and anal fin opposite to each other and similarly shaped; second dorsal fin with 24 to 27, and anal fin with 26 to 29 segmented soft rays; pelvic fins small, abdominal, with 6 soft rays. Lateral line continuous. Body covered with small ctenoid scales, except for the head and anterior part of the back, which are scaleless. Occurs in three basic color phases: uniformly brown to green, mottled brown to green, or uniformly yellow. First dorsal fin consists of a series of isolated spines, followed by a second dorsal fin consisting of rays. The second dorsal fin is shaped like the anal fin and is found directly above it. A black maxillary stripe usually present, but may be reduced; dorsal and anal fins light, but with a dark basal bar; caudal fin usually with two round black spots; a black spot at the base of each pelvic fin.
habitats Found in clear, shallow water, in rocky and coral areas of protected and seaward reefs. Feeds on small fishes and shrimps. A slow-moving fish relying partly on stealth and camouflage to sneak up on unsuspecting prey. Often darts down vertically on its pre 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Hawaii and the Easter Island, north to southern Japan south to Lord Howe Island. Eastern Central Pacific: Panama, Revillagigedo Islands, Clipperton Island, Cocos Island, and Malpelo Island. It is common in waters around Taiwan 
Utility Of no commercial importance.