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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenella chagius Matthai, 1928 
AphiaID: 211419

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCnidaria (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnthozoa (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexacorallia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorScleractinia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuphylliidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenella (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenella Matthai, 1928
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCtenella Matthai, 1928
Sources  original description Matthai, G. 1928. A Monograph of the Recent meandroid Astraeidae. Catalogue of the Madreporarian Corals in the British Museum (Natural History) 7: 1-288, pls. 1-72. [details]

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Environment marine, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorCentral Indian Ocean [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (1 barcode) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (10 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (4 nucleotides; 4 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBiology zooxanthellate [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription This is a regularly meandroid coral, with very even series of corallites. Valleys are long and regular, running unbroken for many centimetres. Septa have smooth edges, and the columella is likewise a smooth ribbon running unbroken along the valley floor. In daytime, small tentacles are usually visible. This is the only member of the family Meandrinidae in the Indo-Pacific, a family common in the Caribbean. Its distribution is restricted to the Chagos Archipelago, and it probably represents a relict population there. In Chagos, however, it is a very common coral, with colonies up to a metre in diameter. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:211419
Taxonomic
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Date   action   by
1998-01-22 12:34:02Z  created  Fondo, Esther
1998-06-03 09:30:54Z  changed  Vanden Berghe, Edward
2008-01-16 10:35:54Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2013-09-08 13:36:39Z  changed  Hoeksema, Bert
  
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  Citation: Hoeksema, B. (2014). Ctenella chagius Matthai, 1928. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=211419 on 2014-08-27
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