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Forcipiger flavissimus

Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Longnose butterflyfish

Classification
Identification
Biology
Distribution
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Classification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Latin name : Forcipiger flavissimus (Jordan & McGregor, 1898)
Synonyms :
Classification : Chaetodontidae ( Butterflyfishes )
 
Name : Poisson-pincette jaune
Chelmon à long bec
Papillon longnez
Name : Longnose butterflyfish
Forcepsfish
Forceps butterflyfish
Long-nosed butterflyfish
Big long-nosed butterflyfish
Yellow longnose butterflyfish
Identification   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Main identification characters
F. flavissimus has relatively shorter snout with a larger mouth, higher dorsal spine count, and absence of dark-centered scales on the thorax than F. longirostris.
Possible confusions
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Biology   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Feed
Feeds on a wide variety of animal prey including hydroids, fish eggs, small crustaceans but prefers tubed feet of echinoderms, pedicilaria of sea urchins, and polychaete tentacles.
Cycle of life / Reproduction
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Interaction with other species
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Distribution   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Habitat

Coral
Common in exposed seaward reefs but also found in lagoon reefs. Solitary or in small groups of up to 5 individuals.
Geographical distribution
Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa (Ref. 12484) to the Hawaiian and Easter islands, north to southern Japan, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Eastern Pacific: southern Baja California, Mexico and from the Revillagigedo and Galapagos Islands.
Links   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Websites :
http://ibs.uel.ac.uk/fish-bin/fishgen.pl?speccode=5584
http://www.fishbase.org/Photos/ThumbnailsSummary.cfm?ID=5584
http://www.fishbase.org/Summary/SpeciesSummary.cfm?genusname=Forcipige [...]

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Bibliography   {MSG_BIOLOGY_LISTE_CATEGORIES}
Guide des récifs coralliens
A & A Ferrari
Delachaux & Niestlé, 1999-2000
Data sheet written by Christophe Naslain , 29/11/2002

Updates :
Christophe Naslain - 09/12/2002


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