831 species

Ctenella chagius

Matthai, 1928


Matthai, 1928

Characters: 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.

Similar Species: Gyrosmilia interrupta and Meandrina meandrites. This species also resembles Leptoria irregularis.

Habitat: Reef slopes.

Abundance: Locally common.

Taxonomic Note: The type species of Ctenella Matthai, 1928.

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