Characters: A poorly defined species which shows a lot of geographic variation. Branches do not taper and they may be widely spaced or compact. Corallites are mostly arranged in rows along branches and tend to have Stylophora-like hoods. Tentacles are often extended during the day. Colour: Cream or brown. Similar species: Seriatopora hystrix and finely branched Stylophora. See also Seriatopora guttatus. Habitat: Mostly upper reef slopes. Abundance: Uncommon.