Long-nosed Butterflyfish Forcipiger flavissimus

Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
The Long-nosed Butterflyfish is also called Yellow Longnose in America and Forceps Fish after its long, forceps-like snout (as is its Latin name forcipiger or carrier of forceps).
Long-nosed Butterflyfish hands up
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
It is native to coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific from East Africa via Indonesia and Hawaii to the west coast of the Americas.
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
The fish can grow to 22cm long. It uses the long, thin snout to prise prey from coral crevices. Diet includes worms and small crustaceans.
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
Long-nosed Butterflyfish
They live in monogamous pairs and are territorial. When chasing rivals or showing aggression, they can raise the spines on their back.