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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Forcipiger

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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Forcipiger flavissimus
[Longnose butterfly fish]



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

Photo by Photo by Malaer, P.
 
Forcipiger longirostris
[Longnose butterflyfish]



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

Photo by Photo by Conservation International/GR Allen
 
Forcipiger wanai
[Cenderawasih longnose butterflyfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Forcipiger flavissimus Longnose butterfly fish Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1898
Forcipiger longirostris Longnose butterflyfish Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1782
Forcipiger wanai Cenderawasih longnose butterflyfish Western Pacific 17 TL 2012



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