The Yellow Longnose Butterflyfish or Forceps Butterflyfish can be found singly or in schools in the tropical waters of the Indo-Pacific, from the eastern coast of Africa to Hawaii, Red Sea included, and is also found in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Baja California to the Revillagigedo Islands and the Galapagos. It has a long snout that resembles a pair of needle nose pliers, for picking food out of crevices and between coral heads. The Longnose Butterflyfish has a yellow body. The color of its head is divided horizontally. The upper half, at the top of the mouth through the top of the head, is black. The lower half is white. The dorsal spines are long and jagged.