Chinese trumpetfish


  • Usually occurs singly.
  • Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans.
  • May form foraging groups with other fishes.


  • Body and snout elongated.
  • Body grey, pinkish or reddish brown.
  • Some individuals possess several horizontal white stripes on body.
  • Dorsal, anal and caudal fin bases black.
  • Caudal fin yellow with two black dots: one on upper-mid caudal fin and one on lower-mid caudal fin.
  • Some individuals entirely yellow.

Common Name: Chinese trumpetfish

Family Common Name: Trumpetfishes

Scientific Name: Aulostomus chinensis___(Linnaeus, 1766)

Maximum Length: 80 cm (Total Length)