Yellow teardrop butterflyfish
|Yellow Teardrop butterflyfish|
C. G. E. Ahl, 1923
The Yellow teardrop butterflyfish, Chaetodon interruptus, is a butterflyfish of the family Chaetodontidae found in the Indian ocean from East Africa (south to Port Alfred, South Africa), to Sumatra, Indonesia. Its length is up to 20 cm.
They occur in small groups in reef flats, clear lagoon and seaward reefs, and feed on soft and hard corals, and also on polychaetes, small crustaceans, and filamentous algae. They are usually seen at moderate depths, usually swimming in small groups.
Reproduction is oviparous, with pairs forming during breeding. They are monogamous.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2007). "Chaetodon interruptus" in FishBase. 12 2007 version.
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