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Forcipiger flavissimus.jpg
Forcipiger flavissimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Chaetodontidae
Genus: Forcipiger
D. S. Jordan & E. A. McGregor, 1898
Type species
Chaetodon longirostris
Broussonet, 1782

Forcipiger is a genus of fish in the family Chaetodontidae, the butterflyfishes. It is distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific region.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:[1][2]



  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Forcipiger in FishBase. February 2013 version.
  2. ^ a b Allen, G.R. & Erdmann, M.V. (2012): Reef Fishes of the East Indies. Volumes I-III. Tropical Reef Research, Perth, Australia. 1292pp. Universitiy of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 978-0-9872600-0-0