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[truhm-pit-fish] /ˈtrʌm pɪtˌfɪʃ/
noun, plural (especially collectively) trumpetfish (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) trumpetfishes.
any of several fishes of the family Aulostomidae, having a long, tubular snout, as the slender, brown-flecked Aulostomus maculatus, inhabiting waters on both sides of the tropical Atlantic Ocean, having the habit of orienting vertically in the water and capturing its prey from that position.
1660-70; trumpet + fish Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • The trumpetfish has a long, thin body and a tubular snout with a terminal mouth.

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