The Trumpetfish has a long thin body and a tubular snout with tiny teeth and short dorsal spines. It is variable in colour from brown to green, and may be mottled or have pale stripes and bars. There is also a uniform yellow form. They are capable of changing colour to match their environment. The Trumpetfish relies on stealth and camouflage to catch prey. It often approaches prey from above and sucks the prey into its snout. It usually has a black stripe on jaw.
length to 80cm
found in clear water around coral reefs and rocky reefs. Depth ranges from 3m to 120m
Feeds on small fish and shrimps
The Trumpetfish is found coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific and the eastern Pacific. In Australia it is found along north-western coast of Western Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland, and south to central New South Wales coast. Also found around Lord Howe Island.