Tubesnout - Aulorhynchus flavidus |

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Tubesnout (Aulorhynchus flavidus)

Chordata > Pisces > Actinopterygii > Gasterosteiformes > Aulorhynchidae

Benthopelagic in shallow waters to depths of 30m, often in kelp beds, eelgrass, rocky areas or sandy bottoms (3). Body very slender, elongate, mottled brown, with 23-27 independent spines on back lacking a membrane, and an elongate tubular snout. Dorsal fin triangular, positioned about 2/3 along body, anal fin subsymmetrical. Length to 7 inches. Baja to Alaska (3) Uncommon (3) Abundant in the Channel Islands (4) Marine.

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1. FishBase - Aulorhynchus flavidus
2. WoRMS - Aulorhynchus flavidus
3. Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Miller and Lea, 1972)
4. Channel Islands National Park Fish Species List

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