They’re often seen in fast moving shoals swimming above the kelp.
Also known as the Common Trumpeter, the Telescope fish can be found in the cold temperate waters of the Southern Oceans. They have a pointed snout – hence the name ‘trumpeter’.
They’re often seen in fast moving shoals swimming above the kelp. The larger individuals are seen amongst the kelp. They feed on plankton and have been recorded as prey for Northern rockhopper penguin.
IUCN/ Conservation Status — Not Evaluated
Length — Up to 40cm
Life span —
Sightings around Tristan islands – Often seen in fast moving shoals above the kelp.
Marine life on Tristan
The waters surrounding the Tristan islands are home to a diverse range of fish and invertebrates, including the commercially valuable crayfish.