Scientific Name
Forcipiger flavissimus  
Forcipiger flavissimus黃鑷口魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Jordan & McGregor, 1898 Depth 1 - 30M
Chinese 黃鑷口魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 黃鑷口魚 
Max Length 22 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 火箭蝶、黃火箭 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon  Holotype Locality Clarion and Socorro Is. 
Synonyms Chelmo longirostris, Forcipiger longirostris, Foreipiger flavissimus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Shen, S. C. etc. 1977 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055136. ASIZP0055371. ASIZP0057782. ASIZP0059648. ASIZP0059659. ASIZP0070028. ASIZP0073174. ASIZP0700351. ASIZP0803313. ASIZP0805599. ASIZP0913313. ASIZP0915599. NMMBP04172. NMMSTP00781. NTOU-AE6056. NTUM00293. NTUM00294. NTUM00295. NTUM00296. NTUM02450. NTUM02476. NTUM02577. NTUM02578. NTUM02579. NTUM02580. NTUM02798. NTUM04429.  
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Common Name Yellow long nose butterfly; Big long-nosed butterflyfish; Longnose butterflyfish; Longsnouted butterflyfish; Long-nosed coralfish; Forceps fish; Long nose butterfly; Forcepsfish; Long-nosed butterflyfish; Longnosed butterflyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.