Aulorhynchus flavidus

Physical Description

The Tubesnout (Aulorhynchus flavidus), characterized by its slender, elongated body, can reach lengths of up to 15 centimeters. It features a tube-like snout and is typically silver or gray in color.


This species inhabits coastal waters, favoring rocky reefs and kelp forests along the eastern Pacific coast.

Geographical Range

Found specifically from Alaska to Baja California, the Tubesnout thrives in the temperate waters of the eastern Pacific.

What They Eat

Tubesnouts primarily feed on small planktonic organisms and tiny invertebrates present in their rocky reef and kelp forest habitats.

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