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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Forcipiger

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3 species (see list below)

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Photo by Moreau, J.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Photo by Moreau, J.
 
Forcipiger flavissimus
[Longnose butterfly fish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Forcipiger longirostris (Broussonet, 1782)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Forcipiger longirostris
[Longnose butterflyfish]

Photo by Conservation International/GR Allen

Western Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Forcipiger wanai Allen, Erdmann & Jones Sbrocco, 2012

Photo by Conservation International/GR Allen
 
Forcipiger wanai
[Cenderawasih longnose butterflyfish]
3 Species of Family Chaetodontidae with Genus Forcipiger
(Butterflyfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1898 Forcipiger flavissimus Longnose butterfly fish Indo-Pacific 22 TL
1782 Forcipiger longirostris Longnose butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL
2012 Forcipiger wanai Cenderawasih longnose butterflyfish Western Pacific 17 TL



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