Characters: Colonies are delicate, unifacial, contorted, irregularly divided fronds, each frond having just a few corallites. Tentacles are sometimes extended during the day.
Colour: Pale brown upper surface. Pale brown or white undersurface.
Similar Species: Leptoseris gardineri, which is substantially larger and coarser and has fronds containing many corallites.
Habitat: Usually restricted to inter-reef areas on soft horizontal substrates where there is little sediment movement, but occasionally occurs in shallow habitats between the branches of other corals.
Abundance: Usually uncommon but may be a dominant species.