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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorFistulariidae 
AphiaID: 154577

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyngnathiformes (Order)
Status accepted
Rank Family
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSyngnathiformes
Source  basis of record Eschmeyer, W.: Catalog of fishes; California Academy of Sciences, department Ichtyology., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]

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Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcornetfishes  [details]
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 Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFistularia Linnaeus, 1758

Genus Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFlagellaria accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorFistularia Linnaeus, 1758
Environment marine, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
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Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. Body extremely elongate and slightly depressed. Snout prolonged and tubular, without barbles. Scaleless or with tiny prickles and rows of scutes. Dorsal or anal spines absent. Dorsal soft rays 13-20. Anal soft rays 13-20. Forked cadual fin. Caudal filament formed by 2 center rays. Anus close to pelvic fins. Well developed lateral line; anterior portion arched to almost mid-dorsal and extending onto caudal filament. Abdominal vertebrae with two lateral extensions, becoming reduced posteriorly. Vertebrae 76-87. Maximum length recorded 1.8 m. Feed on other fishes in open water and also in coral reefs to which their tubular snout is adapted. [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Tropical and subtropical [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:154577
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2005-04-19 07:59:47Z  created  Appeltans, Ward
  
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  Citation: WoRMS (2014). Fistulariidae. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=154577 on 2014-08-02
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