Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGr…

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Full Name

Forcipiger flavissimus Jordan & McGregor, 1898

Common names

  • Big long-nosed butterflyfish eng
  • Forceps fish eng
  • Forcepsfish eng
  • more


Taxonomic status

Accepted species

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011


Not terrestrial, Marine, Marine

Georeferenced data

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Text based distributions present in some sources.

Distribution range

  • Present in New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone Source: King, C.M.; Roberts, C.D.; Bell, B.D.; Fordyce, R.E.; Nicoll, R.S.; Worthy, T.H.; Paulin, C.D.; Hitchmough, R.A.; Keyes, I.W.; Baker, A.N.; Stewart, A.L.; Hiller, N.; McDowall, R.M.; Holdaway, R.N.; McPhee, R.P.; Schwarzhans, W.W.; Tennyson, A.J.D.; Rust, S.; Macadie, I. (2009). Phylum Chordata: lancelets, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals, in: Gordon, D.P. (Ed.) (2009). New Zealand inventory of biodiversity: 1. Kingdom Animalia: Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. pp. 431-554.
  • Present in MRGID:2118 Kenya Source: Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
  • Present in MRGID:2176 South Africa Source: Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
  • Present in MRGID:2187 Federal Republic of Somalia Source: Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
  • Present in MRGID:2192 Seychelles Source: Froese, R. & D. Pauly (Editors). (2015). FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.

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Occurrence datasets



Akimichi, T. and S. Sauchomal (1982) Satawalese fish names.: Micronesica 18(2):1-34.

Allen, G.R. and R.C. Steene (1988) Fishes of Christmas Island Indian Ocean.: Christmas Island Natural History Association, Christmas Island, Indian Ocean, 6798, Australia. 197 p.

Anonymous (2001) On reef fisheries exploitation and trade in Indonesia.: p. 41-44. In Country Status Overview 2001on reef fisheries exploitation and trade in Indonesia. Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Telepak Indo. Found. And International Marine Alliance (IMA) Indonesia. Indonesia.

Béarez, P. (1996) Lista de los peces marinos del Ecuador continental.: Rev. Biol. Trop. 44(2):731-741.

Carl, H. (2003) Danish fish names.: Zoological Museum of Copenhagen. Unpublished.

Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (2003) Chinese aquatic germplasm resources database.:

Cornic, A. (1987) Poissons de l'Ile Maurice.: Editions de l'Océan Indien, Stanley Rose Hill, Ile Maurice. 335 p.

De la Cruz Agüero, J., M. Arellano Martínez, V.M. Cota Gómez and G. de la Cruz-Agüero (1997) Catalogo de los peces marinos de Baja California Sur.: IPN-CICIMAR, La Paz, Mexico. P. 346.


Source information

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 30, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.