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      Registered: July 2003
      Location: Sumner
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      Stethojulis interrupta
      Max. size: 13.0 cm TL (male/unsexed)
      Environment: reef-associated; marine
      Gazetteer Indo-West Pacific: East Africa to the Philippines, south to Lord Howe Island. Unknown from Micronesia.
      Morphology: Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 11. True form has interrupted mid-lateral stripe. Female with yellow stripe from the tip of snout to just past axil, running below eye where pale silvery-blue; male with continuous mid-lateral line and dark 'ear'.
      Biology: Coastal to outer reef crests. In Japan, it is found in areas of mixed sand, rock and coral. Occurs in small groups to about 20 m depth. Feeds by sorting small animals from mouthfuls of sand and detritus.
      Aquarium Care:Has a temperature range of 75 - 83°F (24 - 28°C) and has a natural diet of benthic invertebrate. Requires a meaty diet consisting of finely chopped enriched fish or shrimp flesh, mysis, and enriched brine shrimp with two to three feedings per day. Difficult to feed, and sometimes bury themselves if frightened. Usually, they sleep under rock shelves, on or under a coral branch, in a crevice, or directly on the sand surface, however, providing a deep sandbed of about 3 inches (7.5 cm) of fine-grained sand would be a good idea
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