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Longnose Butterfly - Yellow


Longnose Butterfly - Yellow
Forcipiger flavissimus
Place of origin: 
Western Indian Ocean
Widespread Indo-Pacific, ranging well into sub-tropical zones. Clear coastal reefs to outer reef flats , found at various depths from shallow flats to very deep along walls. Adults usually in pairs, but sub-adults occasionally in small aggregations. Similar to Forcipiger longirostris but has shorter snout and one more dorsal fin spine. Juveniles settle on the substrate from post-larval stage at a larger size, indicating a long pelagic stage, which is a major contributor to their enormous geographical range. Length to 16cm.

The members of the family Chaetodontidae, popularly know as butterflyfishes, coralfishes and bannerfishes. Most species of butterflyfish live in the warm tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific (about 90%) with the remainder in the Atlantic. Only a few species are found in subtropical waters, bordering onto subtemperate zones. The butterflyfish have a highly compressed body in which the back is raised , forming an elongate-oval to near circular shape in some; a small protactible mouth with brush-like teeth in the jaws; a continuous dorsal fin with strong and sharp spines in the anterior section, followed by a large-surface soft part; an anal fin mirroring the soft part of the dorsal fin , headed by 3-5 strong spines, of which the 2nd is often greatly enlarged.

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