Colonies form corymbose plates or clumps. Branchlets are thin and delicate, straight or uniformly curved. Axial corallites are usually distinctive. Radial corallites have a rosette arrangement, are usually in rows and are appressed with rounded openings. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.
Uniform pale cream, grey or brown, sometimes green or purple. Branch ends are sometimes yellow.
A wide range of environments, especially shallow turbid water.
Common except in the central and western Indian Ocean where it is only known from a few records.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Wallace (1984), Veron and Hodgson (1989), Wallace (1999). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.