Fistularia corneta

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Pacific cornetfish
FMIB 50629 Fistularia cornela Gilbert & Starks Type specimen; Panama.jpeg
Scientific classification
F. corneta
Binomial name
Fistularia corneta
Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Fistularia corneta, commonly known as the Pacific cornetfish or the deepwater cornetfish, is a marine fish in the family Fistulariidae. It is endemic to the eastern Pacific Ocean, being found from California to Peru, including many offshore islands.[1] Adult fish are found deeper than 30 metres (98 ft) and have been observed to grow longer than 1 metre (3.3 ft), but are more commonly around 20 centimetres (7.9 in) long.[2] F. corneta feeds on small fishes, and itself is most commonly used by humans as processed fishmeal, which can be marketed as fresh, salted or dried.[1] It is an oviparous species.[3]


  1. ^ a b c Pollom, R. (2017). "Fistularia corneta". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2017: e.T178111A67620975. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2017-3.RLTS.T178111A67620975.en.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2018). "Fistularia corneta" in FishBase. February 2018 version.

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