What fish is this?

Back in Perth a few weeks after spending Easter in Exmouth with the family. Came across a fish I haven’t been able to ID. You’ll see it around 2:33 in the video. youtu.be/xZmkMhJCGQ4

Thought something related to Long Tom, but the tail is really long and thin. They were approx 40-60cm long. Thinking they must be pretty common as they were in a school and I spotted a few loners elsewhere a couple times. Was also interesting how they just pointed into the current.

Help me out, because this is driving me crazy.


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Think I finally found it..and

Tue, 2019-05-14 07:48

Think I finally found it..and answered my own question.

The bluespotted cornetfish (Fistularia commersonii), also known as smooth cornetfish or smooth flutemouth, is a marine fish which belongs to the family Fistulariidae. This very long and slender reef-dweller belongs to the same order as the pipefishes and seahorses, called Syngnathiformes.

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Tue, 2019-05-14 07:25

 Flutemouth, pretty common up that way on the coral

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Cheers. Thanks for the

Tue, 2019-05-14 07:49

Cheers. Thanks for the confirmation.