Scientific Name
Forcipiger longirostris  
Forcipiger longirostris長吻鑷口魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Broussonet, 1782) Depth 1 - 25M
Chinese 長吻鑷口魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝴蝶魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F393 Chaetodontidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 長吻鑷口魚 
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、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pacific, near Society and Hawaiian islands 
Synonyms Chaetodon longirostris, Chelmo longirostris, Forcipiger cyrano, Forcipiger inornatus, Prognathodes longirostris   
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 FRIP22263. NTUM02797. NTUM02808. NTUM06334.  
Common Name Rare long-nose; Big long-nosed butterflyfish; Big longnosed butterflyfish; Black long-nosed butterflyfish; Long-nosed butterflyfish; Longnose butterflyfish; Longsnouted coralfish; Long-beaked butterfly fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.