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Pectinia elongata

Rehberg, 1892

Colonies are clusters of branch-like spires. Well developed colonies consist entirely of compact clusters of spires. Each spire has one or a few conspicuous corallite centres.

Colour: Pale brown or green.

Habitat: Lower reef slopes and sandy substrates, especially with turbid water

Abundance: Uncommon.

Similar species: Pectinia teres

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Pectinia elongata.  Papua New Guinea.  Details of a spire.  Roger Steene.

Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Details of a spire.Roger Steene.

Pectinia elongata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing thin twisted spires.  Roger Steene.

Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Showing thin twisted spires.Roger Steene.

Pectinia elongata.  Papua New Guinea.  Colony surface.  Doug Fenner.

Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Colony surface.Doug Fenner.

Pectinia elongata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing corallites.

Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.

Pectinia elongata.  Indonesia.  Showing branch tip.

Pectinia elongata.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.

Pectinia elongata.  Indonesia.  Showing branching pattern.

Pectinia elongata.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.