Centropyge interruptus

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Common Name
Japanese Angel
Binomial Name
Centropyge interruptus
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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Pomacanthidae
Genus: Centropyge
Species: interruptus

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Common Names

  • Japanese Angel



Opercular region of males is marked with heavy blue lines that give the head an overall blue appearenace when viewd from 1 to 2 metres, and the posterior edge of the soft dorals and anal fins is black streaked with borad, irregular bright blue patches. Females, have an orange opercular area flecked with small blue dots and the posterior edge of the soft dorals and anal fins are uniformly blue. Juveniles characterised by the presence of a blue-edged black spot on the soft doral fin. [1].

Similar Species

Any species that look similar to this one, that may be mixed up.

Maximum Size

About 15 cm [1].

Associated Organisms

Anything that lives in sybiosis, parasitic or opportunistically with it.


Notes about what they do, how they inteact with others, different species etc.

Captive Care

Tank Size

The size of tank suitable for it, including reasoning behind this judgement.

Water Flow

Type and amount of water flow suitable for it.


How much lighting is required for it.


What it requires in terms of feeding, type of foods and frequency.

Growth Rate

How quickly it will grow under various conditions.


Things that adversely effect it, such as bacterial infections, parasites etc.


Addition things / items that are important for care in captivity.




Does it have any fish that it should not be housed with?


Does it have coral that it is not compatable with?


Is it compatable with other invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans and echinoderms?


Interesting reproductive habit involves sex reversal [1].

Local Ecology


Pacific coast of central and southern Japan [1].


Rocky shores at depths of about 15 to at least 60 metres [1].

Additional Information

Some additional notes on it that don't fit in the above sections.



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 (Allen 1981): Allen, G.R., Butterfly and angelfishes of the world: volume 1 australia : a complete survey of the species of Australia and New Guinea, Mergus: Sydney, 1981.