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Cycloseris vaughani

(Boschma, 1923)

Polyps are circular and generally dome-shaped, with a flat undersurface. Costae alternate at the polyp margin.

Colour: Pale mottled brown, usually with a pale coloured mouth.

Habitat: Usually soft inter-reef substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species:

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Wells (1954), Veron and Pichon (1980), Hoeksema (1989, as Fungia (Cycloseris) vaughani). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Cycloseris vaughani.  Papua New Guinea.  Detail of a polyp.  Charlie Veron.

Cycloseris vaughani.Papua New Guinea.Detail of a polyp.Charlie Veron.

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

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

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

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

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

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