Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Forcipiger  
  Forcipiger flavissimus  Jordan & McGregor, 1898 ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Chelmo longirostrisForeipiger flavissimus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Snout extremely long and attenuate, its length 1.6-2.1 in body depth; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. mouth with a distinct gape. Dorsal fin with XII spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 22 to 24 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 or 18 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 15 soft rays; pelvic fins with I stout spine and 5 branched rays; caudal fin rounded. Overall bright yellow; upper half of heda and nape black, white below; a black spot on anal fin just below base of caudal fin. 
Habitat: Common in exposed seaward reefs but also found in lagoon reefs. Solitary or in small groups of up to 5 individuals. Adults usually in pairs. Feeds on a wide variety of animal prey including hydroids, fish eggs, small crustaceans but prefers tube feet of e 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from Red Sea and East Africa 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 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish.  
Name Code: 381607
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