Image: Trumpetfish and Masked Rabbitfish

Trumpetfish and Masked Rabbitfish

A Trumpetfish swimming with two Masked Rabbitfish at a depth of 9 m, Ribbon Reef #5, Great Barrier Reef off Cooktown, Queensland, 23 June 2002.

Erik Schlögl
© Erik Schlögl


Trumpetfish are known to sometimes swim close to different species of fish. Presumably following herbivorous fishes such as these Masked Rabbitfish allows Trumpetfish to more easily approach potential prey without detection.

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Tags Trumpetfish, Masked Rabbitfish, Aulostomus chinensis, Siganus puellus, Aulostomidae, Siganidae, yellow, long and skinny, spots, black, marine, together,