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.
Pale brown or green.
Lower reef slopes and sandy substrates, especially with turbid water
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron and Pichon (1980).
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.Showing thin twisted spires.Roger Steene.
Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Colony surface.Doug Fenner.
Pectinia elongata.Papua New Guinea.Showing corallites.
Pectinia elongata.Indonesia.Showing branch tip.
Pectinia elongata.Indonesia.Showing branching pattern.