Characters: Colonies are branching with blunt-ended branches becoming thick and submassive. Corallites are immersed, conical or hooded. They have a solid style-like columella, six primary septa which may be short or fused with the columella, and sometimes six short secondary septa. The coenosteum is covered by fine spinules. Colour: Uniform cream, pink, blue (which may photograph pink) or green. Similar species: Stylophora danae. See also S. subseriata. Habitat: Primarily in shallow water reef environments exposed to strong wave action. Abundance: Common; may be a dominant species on exposed reef fronts.