Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae sometimes forming tiers which are mostly horizontal. Corallites are widely spaced, thick walled, immersed to conical in shape and average 2.5 millimetres diameter.
Colour: Usually yellow-green with distinctly coloured margins.
Similar Species: Turbinaria mesenterina.
Habitat: May form large stands on fringing reefs where the water is turbid.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Taxonomic Note: A species complex.
Taxonomic References: Veron and Pichon (1980);
Identification Guides: Veron (1986a); Sheppard and Sheppard (1991); Nishihira and Veron (1995); Carpenter, Harrison, Hodgson et al. (1997); Pillay, Terashima, Venkatasami et al. (2002); Chan, Choi, McCorry et al. (2005); Pichon, Benzoni, Chaineau et al. (2010); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);