Characters: Colonies are mostly free living. They have short flabello-meandroid valleys with wavy margins. Colonies may consist of one valley or a few valleys radiating from the original point of growth. Septo-costae tend to be in two neatly alternating orders. Colour: Tan or yellowish-brown. Similar species: Meandrina meandrites is distinctive in being fully meandroid but skeletal detail is similar. The faviid Manicina areolata has a superficially similar growth-form. Habitat: Clear protected water with horizontal or rubble substrates. Abundance: Sometimes locally common