Characters: Colonies are massive and plocoid, with small barrel-shaped corallites (usually up to 3 mm diameter but occasionally 5 mm) of varying appearance, irregularly separated by deep grooves. Septa are in two (rarely three) unequal cycles, primary septa being wedge-shaped. ‘Groove and tubercle’ formations are usually well developed. Colour: Usually combinations of cream, green and yellow, with darker calices. Similar species: Leptastrea bottae, also Cyphastrea species with corallites of similar size. Habitat: A wide range of reef environments. Abundance: Uncommon.