Characters: Colonies are flat to hemispherical, phaceloid to flabello-meandroid, the latter with short valleys of up to 5 centres. Septa have tall sharp teeth. Columellae are well developed. Retracted polyps are thick and fleshy.
Colour: Usually grey, purple or green.
Similar Species: Easily confused with Scolymia cubensis, which is solitary, less fleshy, and has less excavated corallites with smaller, more even teeth on the septa.
Habitat: Most reef environments.
Taxonomic References: Zlatarski and Estalella (1982); Fenner (1993); Veron (2000a);
Identification Guides: Humann (2002);