Smooth Flutemouth (species: Fistularia commersonii) in ALA: Lizard Island (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Fistularia commersonii
Smooth Flutemouth

©Mark Shepherd: Smooth Flutemouth at Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Smooth Flutemouth at Lizard Island at night

©Anne Hoggett: Smooth Flutemouth at Lizard Island at night
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Gasterosteiformes
Family Fistulariidae
Genus Fistularia
Species Fistularia commersonii



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Up to 160 cm (Length of specimen)

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


  • Richardson, L.E., N.A.J. Graham, M.S. Pratchett, J.G. Eurich and A.S. Hoey (2018). Mass coral bleaching causes biotic homogeniszation of reef fish assemblages. Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/gcb.14119. LIRS catalog number 2200.
  • Stewart, B.D. (1998). Interactions between piscivorous coral reef fishes and their prey, Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia. LIRS catalog number 593.
  • Stewart, B.D. and G.P. Jones (2001). Associations between the abundance of piscivorous fishes and their prey on coral reefs: implications for prey-fish mortality, Marine Biology, 138(2): 383-397. LIRS catalog number 670.