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Centropyge interruptus

Centropyge interruptus (*)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Classis: Actinopterygii
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Acanthopterygii
Ordo: Perciformes
Subordo: Percoidei
Superfamilia: Percoidea
Familia: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: Centropyge interruptus


Centropyge interruptus (Tanaka, 1918)


The Japanese angelfish or Japanese pygmy angelfish (Centropyge interruptus) is a very rare marine angelfish. It has an orangey yellow body with purplish blue spots completed with a bright yellow tail. The spots are larger towards the tail, and the bottom part the rear of the fish gradually becomes purple. The spots also turn from blue to purple towards the tail. They are native to the Ogasawara Islands south of Japan.

Little is known about this rare species. It does however have a certain reputation among saltwater aquarium keepers. The angelfish is notoriously hard to come by, and at the same time considered one of the most beautiful and durable of Centropyge angelfish. It adepts well to captivity, but because of its rarity, the few specimens that show up in captivity fetch prices in the thousands of dollars.

* Centropyge interruptus (TSN 610475). Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved on 6 June 2006.
* Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Centropyge interruptus" in FishBase. May 2006 version.

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