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Cycloseris tenuis

(Dana, 1846)

Polyps are circular, thin and flat. Septa are in markedly different orders but each septum is uniform throughout its length. Costae on the undersurface are thick and irregularly arranged.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow.

Habitat: Soft inter-reef substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Similar species: Cycloseris costulata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989, as Fungia (Cycloseris) tenuis).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Cycloseris tenuis.  Micronesia.  Detail of a polyp.  Pat Colin.

Cycloseris tenuis.Micronesia.Detail of a polyp.Pat Colin.

Cycloseris tenuis.  Indonesia.  Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris tenuis.Indonesia.Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris tenuis.  Southern Red Sea.  Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris tenuis.Southern Red Sea.Showing upper surface.

Cycloseris tenuis.  Southern Red Sea.  Showing lower surface.

Cycloseris tenuis.Southern Red Sea.Showing lower surface.