Characters: Usually only one large central corallite is formed and this is distinctive. Peripheral corallites are usually much smaller. Sometimes there is a small cluster of central corallites. Septo-costae radiate from the central corallite, are thin, wavy and exsert and may have tentacular lobes.
Colour: Brown, may be mottled.
Habitat: Reef environments and rocky foreshores.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar species: Lithophyllon undulatum
Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Veron and Hodgson (1989), Veron (1992). Additional identification guide: Nishihira and Veron (1995).