Trumpetfish (species: Aulostomus chinensis) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Aulostomus chinensis

©Alex Vail: Aulostomus chinensis at No Name Reef near Lizard Island

©Lyle Vail: Trumpetfish at No Name Reef

©Lyle Vail: Adult Trumpetfish at Ribbon Reef #10 near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Gasterosteiformes
Family Aulostomidae
Genus Aulostomus
Species Aulostomus chinensis



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Web resources


References that assist with identification

  • Allen, G., R. Steene, P. Humann and N. Deloach (2003). Reef fish identification: Tropical Pacific New World Publications Inc., Jacksonville, FL, USA.
  • Randall, J.E., G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene (1990). Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii.