Size / Weight / Age
Reef-associated; depth range 0 - 40 m (Ref. 848)
Climate / Range
Tropical; 29°N - 24°S, 95°E - 165°E (Ref. 848)
Formation: large, usually dome-shaped; flabello-meandroid with valleys closely compacted.; large colonies easily break apart despite a robust appearance. Polyps: with thick fleshy mantle hiding the skeletal structure. Mantle: covered by elongate papillae resembling tentacles; if touched, mantle retracts to reveal the underlying growth form, where valleys have no common walls. Color: uniform dark gray-brown. Underwater, it appears to be a Symphyllia (Ref. 848).
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Estimation of some characteristics with mathematical models