Colonies are encrusting and grow to only a few centimetres across. Corallites are like a small Montastrea, are uniform size and are closely compacted. Long and short septa alternate. Paliform lobes are well developed. Tentacles are sometimes extended during the day.
Black and white upper margins to the septa. Dried skeletons are also black and white.
Found only in subtidal turbid water,
attached to wave washed rock.
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977).Additional identification guides: Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.