“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are massive with a tendency to form columns. Tentacles are usually extended during the day.
Color: Usually mustard, sometimes brown.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef environments, especially lagoons.
Abundance: Usually uncommon.
Similar Species: Readily distinguished by extended polyps giving colonies a distinctive colour and a furry appearance. Corallites are similar to those of Porites australiensis and P. columnaris.