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Ctenella chagius

Matthai, 1928

Colonies are mostly submassive and meandroid. Valleys are highly convoluted. Septo-costae are in two indistinct orders; they seldom join on the tops of walls, but rather are obliquely fused forming a thin ridge.

Colour: Cream, green or light brown.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Locally common.

Similar species: Gyrosmilia interrupta , Leptoria irregularis

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Sheppard, Dinesen and Drew (1983).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Ctenella chagius.  Mauritius, south-western Indian Ocean.  A massive colony.  Hiroaki Terashima.

Ctenella chagius.Mauritius, south-western Indian Ocean.A massive colony.Hiroaki Terashima.

Ctenella chagius.  Chagos,  central Indian Ocean.  Showing valleys.

Ctenella chagius.Chagos, central Indian Ocean.Showing valleys.

Ctenella chagius.  Chagos,  central Indian Ocean.  Showing whole colony.

Ctenella chagius.Chagos, central Indian Ocean.Showing whole colony.

Ctenella chagius.  Chagos,  central Indian Ocean.  Showing valleys.

Ctenella chagius.Chagos, central Indian Ocean.Showing valleys.