Colonies are wide flat tables which are usually thin and finely structured. May become thick and robust in turbulent environments. Fine upward projecting branchlets have exsert axial corallites. Radial corallites are short, with open calices. Tentacles are frequently extended during the day.
Taxonomic note: This species is divisible into several smaller semi-distinct taxonomic units. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.