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Australian Faunal Directory
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Life Science Identifier (LSID):

urn:lsid:biodiversity.org.au:afd.taxon:7057aad6-6c8b-4d06-90ca-50e27b3de110

LSIDs are persistent, location-independent,resource identifiers for uniquely naming biologically significant resources including species names, concepts, occurrences, genes or proteins, or data objects that encode information about them. To put it simply, LSIDs are a way to identify and locate pieces of biological information on the web.

Data Links

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WMS

To use WMS services, copy and paste the following GetCapabilities URL into your OGC client (e.g. uDIG, ESRI ArcGIS)
http://biocache.ala.org.au/ws/ogc/ows?q=species:Forcipiger longirostris
For higher taxa, this will give you a hierarchical listing of layers for each taxon.

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Species presence
 Recorded In Australia

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  • representative image of taxa
    Source: Australian National Fish Collection Images
    Image by: J.E. Randall
    Rights: J.E. Randall

Description

F. longirostris has a compressed yellow body with a black triangular region on its head, and as the name implies, a long silvery snout . There are usually 10–11 dorsal spines, a black spot on the anal fin, and rows of small black spots on the breast. The fish grows to about 22 centimetres (8.7 in) in length. ... source: Wikipedia

The Longnose Butterflyfish has a compressed body and a very long snout. It resembles the Forcepsfish,

, but can be distinguished by its longer snout, smaller mouth gape, number of dorsal fin spines (10-11 vs. 12-13 in the Forcepsfish) and by rows of small black spots on the breast. These spots are unusually pale in the fish in the image.... source: Australian Museum Factsheets

The Longnose Butterflyfish has yellow body with black spot on anal fin near the tail. The upper half of head and snout is black with black covering the whole eye The lower part of head and snout is silvery white. It has a longer snout than the similar Forcepsfish, F. flavissimus. The Forcepsfish has the black marking half way up the eye - not covering it like E. longirostris.... source: OZ Animals

Online resources

Australian Museum Factsheets
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat
Australian National Fish Collection Images
Authoritative image
Encyclopedia of Life
Description, Video Page Url, Images
OZ Animals
Description, Distribution, Morphology, Habitat, Diet
Reef Life Survey Images
Images, Occurrence record
Seafood Services Australia
CAAB Code, Author
Wikipedia
Description

Species Lists

RLS profile v3
Abundance: 1.833
Behaviour: Generally occurs in pairs, which move slowly over the reef within small territories picking at small invertebrates.
Common_Name: Longnose Butterflyfish;
Description: Long-snouted butterflyfish with orange body, black upper and light lower head, and small black spot at rear of anal fin. Distinguished from similar Forcipiger flavissimus by much longer snout and the presence of a group of small brown spots on chest below pectoral fin. Occasional individuals are completely dark brown.
Frequency: 1.587
IUCN_Threat_status: Least Concern
Invasive: Not known to be invasive
Range: 1670.171
Threats: Overharvesting for aquarium trade, coral habitat loss

Names and sources

Accepted name Source
Forcipiger longirostris

Common Names

Common name Source
Longnose Butterflyfish
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Big Longnose Butterflyfish
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Big Longnosed Butterflyfish
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Long-bill
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Longer-nosed Butterflyfish
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Longnosed Butterflyfish
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Pipe-snouted Butterfly Fish
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Very-long-nose Butterflyfish
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Very-long-nosed Butterflyfish
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Big Long-nosed Butterflyfish
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Black Long-nosed Butterflyfish
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Long-beaked Butterfly Fish
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Long-nosed Butterflyfish
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Longsnouted Coralfish
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Pipe-snouted Butterfly-fish
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Rare Long-nose
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Rare Longnose Butterflyfish
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Working classification

kingdom
ANIMALIA
phylum
CHORDATA
subphylum
VERTEBRATA
suprageneric
GNATHOSTOMATA
suprageneric
PISCES
class
ACTINOPTERYGII
subphylum
EUTELEOSTEI
superorder
ACANTHOPTERYGII
order
PERCIFORMES
suborder
PERCOIDEI
family
CHAETODONTIDAE
genus
Forcipiger
species
Forcipiger longirostris  Recorded in Australia

Occurrence records

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Name references found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library

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