Sound the Trumpetfish!

Today’s featured photo is of the Trumpetfish.  I stumbled upon this attractive critter at a depth of about 45 feet at a location known as Blue Peter Reef on the Grand Cayman North Wall.   The cool thing about Trumpetfish is that they are often found hovering vertically in the water like this one.  They camouflage themselves with the vertical soft coral fingers keeping very still.  This is how they surprise their prey, unsuspecting small reef fish like the wrasses. This guy obviously thinks I can’t see him either which is why I was able to get so close with my GoPro.  Good link to info on the trumpetfish below.

https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/fish/discover/species-profiles/aulostomus-maculatus/

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This Trumpetfish was about 80 cm long… just shy of 1 meter!

 

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