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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Perciformes  
 Family Chaetodontidae  
 Genus Forcipiger  
  Forcipiger longirostris  (Broussonet, 1782) 
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Synonyms:Chaetodon longirostrisForcipiger cyranoForcipiger inornatusPrognathodes longirostrisdetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Body oval, deep, strongly compressed. Snout extremely long and attenuate, its length 1.1-1.5 in body depth; preopercle smooth, without prominent spines. mouth with almost no gape. Dorsal fin with XI spines, no notch between spinous and soft dorsal fin; and 24 to 27 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 17 to 20 soft rays; pectoral fins transparent with 14 or 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, and a series of rows of blackish dots on chest; a black spot on anal fin just below base of caudal fin.  
Habitat: A generally uncommon species that inhabits seaward reefs to depths greater than 60 m. Feeds mainly on whole organisms such as small crustaceans. Usually seen in pairs. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in Indo-Pacific from East Africa to the Hawaiian, Marquesan, and Pitcairn islands, north to the Ogasawara Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia. It is found in eastern and southern Taiwanese wate 
Utility: Marine aquarium fish. 
Name Code: 381608
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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