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Ctenactis albitentaculata

Hoeksema, 1989

Polyps are elongate, with an axial furrow extending most of the polyp length. Several mouths are arranged along the axial furrow but do not occur outside the furrow. Septal teeth are long and tapered. Tentacles are usually partly extended during the day.

Colour: Pale brown with conspicuous white tentacles.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Sometimes common.

Similar species: Ctenactis echinata

Taxonomic note: Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Hoeksema (1989). Additional identification guide: Nishihira (1988).

Map displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Indonesia.  White tentacles extended at night.  Roger Steene.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Indonesia.White tentacles extended at night.Roger Steene.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Philippines.  Showing high primary septa. Tentacles are mostly contracted.  Robert Yin.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Philippines.Showing high primary septa. Tentacles are mostly contracted.Robert Yin.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Indonesia.  Detail of axial furrow.  Valerie Taylor.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Indonesia.Detail of axial furrow.Valerie Taylor.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  Showing septa.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.Showing septa.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing upper surface.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Papua New Guinea.Showing upper surface.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing lower surface.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Papua New Guinea.Showing lower surface.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing mouth.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Papua New Guinea.Showing mouth.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.  Papua New Guinea.  Showing septa.

Ctenactis albitentaculata.Papua New Guinea.Showing septa.