The trumpetfish (Aulostomus maculatus) is a long-bodied fish with an upturned mouth. It gets its name from the trumpet-like appearance of its face. This unusual fish is common throughout the tropical waters of western Atlantic Ocean from Florida to Brazil. It can often be seen swimming vertically while trying to blend with vertical corals such as sea rods, sea pens, and pipe sponges. The trumpetfish grows to a length of 31 inches (78 centimeters) and feeds almost exclusively on small fish, such as wrasses and silversides.