Colonies are massive, often spherical, or may form thick submassive plates. Corallites are evenly spaced, plocoid or ploco-meandroid. Septo-costae are usually in two neatly alternating orders.
A distinctive orange-brown with white septo-costae, rarely green.
Most reef environments.
Taxonomic note: Colonies from lower reef slopes or shaded habitats have markedly smaller corallites than those from more exposed environments and are usually identified as Dichocoenia stellaris (see Wells, 1973b). Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Roos (1971), Wells (1973b), Cairns (1982). Additional identification guides: Colin (1978), Humann (1993).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.