831 species

Cycloseris somervillei

(Gardiner, 1909)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Polyps are oval and flat, with an arched central dome and a flat undersurface. The axial furrow is elongate. Primary septa are exsert on the central dome.

Colour: Pale brown or mottled.

Similar Species: Cycloseris patelliformis, which is not distinctly oval.

Habitat: Soft inter-reef substrates and lower reef slopes protected from wave action.

Abundance: Usually uncommon.

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