Characters: Colonies are hemispherical, up to one metre across, and are flabello-meandroid. Valleys are 8-11 millimetres wide and have thin walls, only the upper part of which are living. Septa protrude up to 5 millimetres and are equal, with coarse teeth. Columella centres are irregularly spaced and distinct. Costae are fine.
Colour: Pale cream or green.
Similar Species: Caulastrea tumida which has smaller fleshy polyps and forms smaller colonies which are not flabello-meandroid. Superficially resembles Lobophyllia.
Habitat: Reef slopes protected from wave action.
Taxonomic Note: Type species of Erythrastrea Pichon, Scheer and Pillai, 1983, in Scheer and Pillai (1983). A distinct species.
Taxonomic References: Scheer and Pillai (1983); Veron (2000a); Huang, Benzoni, Fukami et al. (2014);
Identification Guides: Sheppard and Sheppard (1991);