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  1. Aulostomus, genus Aulostomusnoun

    type genus of the Aulostomidae


  1. aulostomus

    Aulostomus is a genus of fishes in the family Aulostomidae, commonly known as trumpetfishes. They are characterized by their long, slender bodies and tubular snouts, which resemble a trumpet. These marine species are usually found in tropical and subtropical waters.


  1. Aulostomus

    The family Aulostomidae is a monogeneric family of highly specialized, tubularly-elongated marine fishes commonly known as trumpetfishes. Aulostomids belong to the order Syngnathiformes, along with the seahorses and the similarly built cornetfishes. Three distinct species of the family's sole genus, Aulostomus, are described. The name "Aulostomidae" is a composite of two Greek words: aulos, meaning flute and stoma, meaning mouth, because the species appear to have tubular snouts. "Flutemouth" is another less-common name for the members of the family. Trumpetfishes are found in tropical waters worldwide, with two species in the Atlantic and one in the Indo-Pacific. They are mostly demersal reef-dwellers, where one species seems to prefer rocky substrata. They are relatively large for reef fish, where they reach almost 1 m in length. Bodies of trumpetfish are elongated, rigid, and pike-shaped. Their dorsal and anal fins are almost closely adjacent to the tail, where individual dorsal spines reach midway towards the head region. Similar to most members of the order Syngnathiformes, the bodies of trumpetfish are inflexible, supported by interwoven struts of bone. A distinct trait of the family is their long, tubular snouts ending with somewhat nondescript jaws. Members of the family have the capability to expand their jaws quickly into a circular, gaping hole almost to the body's diameter when feeding.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of aulostomus in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of aulostomus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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