Colonies are corymbose plates up to approximately one metre across, with short, uniform, evenly spaced, non-tapered branchlets bearing numerous elongate thin walled corallites. There is usually more than one axial corallite per branchlet. Radial corallites near branchlet tips are tubular and appressed.
Grey, cream, blue (which may photograph pink) or brown.
A wide range of environments from lower reef slopes to lagoons.
Common in Western Australia, rarely common elsewhere.
Taxonomic note: Corals from the western Indian Ocean are attributed to this species with doubt. 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.