831 species

Cycloseris tenuis

(Dana, 1846)


Milne Edwards and Haime, 1849

Characters: Polyps are circular, thin and flat with a small central dome. Septa are in markedly different orders but each septum is uniform throughout its length. Costae on the undersurface are thick and irregularly arranged.

Colour: Pale brown or yellow.

Similar Species: Cycloseris costulata, which has thinner, more regular costae.

Habitat: Soft inter-reef substrates.

Abundance: Rare.

Taxonomic References: Hoeksema (1989a) as Fungia tenuis; Veron (2000a); Hoeksema (2014);

Identification Guides: Turak and DeVantier (2011b);

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