The reef cornetfish
. Fistularia commersonii Riippell, 1838, new to the California marine fish fauna.
One of the two Kuwaiti teams participating was leading as of Friday, with a "flutemouth," also known as a "cornetfish
," measuring 88 centimeters, and with a total of over 4.6 kilograms of fish.
Fistularia tabacaria, an occasional visitor of these reefs, was also photographed (Fig.
Other freeloading species of fishes that have been observed following these two goatfishes include groupers of the genera Cephalopholis, Epinephelus, and Variola, larger species of the labrid genera Halichoeres and Thalassoma, turkeyfishes (Pterois spp.), Cornetfish
(Fistularia commersonii), and Trumpetfish (Aulostomus chinensis).
Beaked parrot fish, pretty butterfly fish, torpedo-shaped cornetfish
, grumpy stonefish, striped bannerfish, little coralfish, spiny lionfish...
"The results show a clear ecological impact when alien species either become dominant, like pufferfish, or are piscivores, like barracuda and cornetfish
. It is evident that the food chain is being restructured, but the lack of previous studies limited our conclusions," said Kalogirou.
Common species include surgeonfish, triggerfish, hawkfish, cornetfish
, flagtails, goatfish, parrotfish and groupers.