831 species

Cycloseris cyclolites

(Lamarck, 1816)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Polyps are circular or slightly oval domes up to 40 millimetres wide with a concave undersurface. Septa are straight and symmetrical. Primary septa are thick and exsert around the mouth.

Colour: Pale cream or greenish, often with white margins to major septa. Sometimes brightly coloured in shallow water.

Similar Species: Cycloseris curvata.

Habitat: Soft inter-reef and sometimes reef substrates.

Abundance: Common.

Taxonomic Note: A species complex. Most occurrences in the western Indian Ocean and Red Sea are doubtfully this species.

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