Characters: Colonies are thin, encrusting or convoluted laminar plates, commonly with ragged margins. A small central corallite may be distinguishable. Peripheral corallites are usually widely spaced. Costae have few if any teeth. Septa and columellae are twisted into a short spiral.
Colour: Yellow-brown, usually with pale tops to septa and costae.
Similar Species: Oxypora lacera, which does not have toothless costae or twisted columellae. See also O. crassispinosa, which has large radiating costal ridges and Mycedium mancaoi, which has outwardly inclined corallites.
Habitat: Shallow protected reef slopes.
Abundance: Common in the central Indo-Pacific, uncommon elsewhere.