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Aulostomus maculatus (Trumpetfish - yellow head variation).jpg
Aulostomus maculatus West Atlantic trumpetfish
Bluespotted Cornetfish, Fistularia commersonii - also known as the Smooth Flutemouth - at Little Brother, Red Sea, Egypt (SCUBA).jpg
Fistularia commersonii blue-spotted cornetfish
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Syngnathiformes
Suborder: Aulostomoidei
Superfamily: Aulostomoidea

Aulostomoidei is a superfamily of the order Syngnathiformes, which also contains groups such as the seahorses, pipefishes and dragonets. It is one of two superfamilies which make up the suborder Aulostomoidei within the Syngnathiformes.


There are two families within the Aulostomoidea and they are:[1]

Other authorities subsume the Aulostomoidea into the "long-snouted clade" which makes up the suborder Syngnathoidei .[2]


  1. ^ Nelson, JS; Grande, TC & Wilson, MVH (2016). "Classification of fishes from Fishes of the World 5th Edition" (PDF). Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  2. ^ Ricardo Betancur-R; Edward O. Wiley; Gloria Arratia; et al. (2017). "Phylogenetic classification of bony fishes". BMC Evolutionary Biology. 17 (162). doi:10.1186/s12862-017-0958-3. PMC 5501477. Retrieved 10 June 2018.