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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae Butterflyfishes

Genus: Forcipiger

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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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