Slender Snipefish (Macroramphosus gracilis)

Also known as Bellowfish, Little Bellowfish, Longspine Snipefish, Trumpetfish

Description

Also known as Bellowfish, Little Bellowfish, Longspine Snipefish, Trumpetfish.

Found in small to very large schools sometimes close to the surface or in moderate to very deep waters of coastal reefs.
They feed on small zooplankton.
Length - 15cm
Depth - 50-500m
Circumtropical

Snipefish come form a small family, Shrimpfish and Bellowfish are amongst these. Their bodies are highly compressed and mostly covered with bony plates. As with all this family they tend to swim with their heads pointing downwards. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/3277

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