Characters: Colonies are flat or submassive, often with a conical shape. Corallites are submeandroid to cerioid. Walls are thin and septa have irregularly fused margins. Septa are widely spaced and uniform, giving the colony surface a neat appearance. Tentacles are usually at least partly extended during the day.
Colour: Bluish-grey or cream. Polyps are dark brown.
Similar Species: The agariciid Coeloseris mayeri.
Habitat: Turbid environments at the base of reefs and in intertidal pools.
Abundance: Common in south-east Africa, uncommon elsewhere.
Taxonomic Note: The type species of Anomastrea von Marenzeller, 1901. A taxonomically isolated species with no clear affinities.