Characters: Colonies are massive, forming hemispherical domes with smooth or slightly irregular surfaces. Corallite rims form conspicuous dark circles. Tentacles, which may be extended during the day, are long, giving colonies a ragged appearance. Colour: Cream or tan with colourless or green polyps. Similar species: Solenastrea hyades. Habitat: Shallow turbid environments including seagrass beds and reef lagoons. Abundance: Usually uncommon.