yellow teardrop butterflyfish

Scientific name Chaetodon interruptus
Descriptor Ahl
Year of description 1923
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Chaetodontidae
Genus Chaetodon
Chaetodon interruptus Chaetodon interruptus

Introduction

Chaetodon interruptus, commonly known as yellow teardrop butterflyfish, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?

Morphology

  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape
    Circular
  • Average size
    18 cm
  • Maximum size
    20 cm
  • Shape
    Circular

How to recognize the yellow teardrop butterflyfish ?

The yellow teardrop butterflyfish measures between 18 and 20 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly jaune and noir body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
    omnivorous with carnivorous tendency
  • Sociability
    living as a couple or in a group
  • territorial
    No
  • Way of living
    diurnal

The yellow teardrop butterflyfish is a fish living as a couple or in a group naturally found near the bottom. This species is omnivorous with carnivorous tendency .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path. However, she may show some signs of aggression with conspecifics.

Reproduction

  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The yellow teardrop butterflyfish is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    23 - 27 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 40 m
  • Flow
    Medium

Biotope presentation

The yellow teardrop butterflyfish is most often found at a depth between 10m and 40m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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