Characters: Usually solitary but sometimes two to four centres occur in one corallite, or occasionally in separate corallites. Corallites are saucer-shaped and less than 60 millimetres diameter. Septa are sturdy with blunt saw-like teeth.
Colour: Colourful, usually mixtures of cream, red, blue and green.
Habitat: Reef environments or on rocky headlands in high latitudes.
Abundance: Relatively common in subtropical localities, uncommon elsewhere.
Taxonomic Note: Previously placed in genus Scolymia. Rarely occurs in tropical Australia where it is difficult to distinguish from other Parascolymia.