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F. longirostris has a compressed yellow body with a black triangular region on its head, and as the name implies, a long, silvery snout. Usually 10 or 11 dorsal spines, a black spot on the anal fin, and rows of small black spots on the breast are found. The fish grows to about 22 cm (8.7 in) in length. In comparison, F. flavissimus has more dorsal spines, lacks the black spots, and its operculum is more curved. Rarely, F. longirostris can be found in an all-black form, as well, or the yellow portion may be brown.

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Animalia: Chordata: Perciformes: Actinopterygii: Chaetodontidae: Forcipiger longirostris

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