831 species

Ctenactis echinata

(Pallas, 1766)


Verrill, 1864

Characters: Polyps are elongate. Septal teeth and costal spines are both strongly developed. Only a single mouth is present.

Colour: Usually brown.

Similar Species: Ctenactis crassa, which has a series of mouths along the axial furrow. Also C. albitentaculata.

Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.

Abundance: Common.

COTW History since Veron (2000a)
  • Family: All families are currently under review
  • Genus/species: No change