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Cycloseris erosa

(Döderlein, 1901)

Polyps are approximately circular, nearly flat to strongly convex, with a flat or concave undersurface. The central arch is well formed. Septa are irregular, with ragged margins.

Colour: Brown or mottled.

Habitat: Soft inter-reef substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Cycloseris curvata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980). Additional identification guide: Veron (1986).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Cycloseris erosa.  Philippines.  Detail of a polyp.  Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.Philippines.Detail of a polyp.Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.  Indonesia.  Polyp on a rubble substrate.  Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.Indonesia.Polyp on a rubble substrate.Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.  Tanzania.  Detail of a polyp with tentacles.  Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.Tanzania.Detail of a polyp with tentacles.Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris erosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris erosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris erosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing lower surface.

Cycloseris erosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing lower surface.

Cycloseris erosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing lower surface.

Cycloseris erosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing lower surface.

Cycloseris erosa.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris erosa.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing upper surface.