Characters: Colonies are submassive or branching. Branches seldom fuse. Corallites are uniform, and circular in outline. Polyps have large oral cones and short pointed tentacles. Colour: Brown, green or cream, often with white tentacle tips. Similar species: Goniopora eclipsensis. See also G. fruticosa, which has interlocking branches and is always dark brown with white oral discs. Habitat: Shallow reef environments. Abundance: Common.