Characters: Colonies are massive, with little tendency to form plates. Corallites are tall and conical, up to 10 millimetres diameter. Long and short septo-costae slightly alternate and are neatly and uniformly beaded. Paliform lobes form a neat crown. The columella has spines twisted into a spiral. Colour: Pink, sometimes brown. Similar species: Echinopora robusta. See also E. gemmacea which has less exsert corallites and tends to form plates rather than massive colonies. Habitat: Shallow reef environments. Abundance: Common.