Characters: Colonies are composed of unifacial laminae sometimes forming tiers which are mostly horizontal. Corallites are widely spaced, thick walled, immersed to conical in shape and average 2.5 millimetres diameter. Colour: Usually yellow-green with distinctly coloured margins. Similar species: Turbinaria mesenterina. Habitat: May form large stands on fringing reefs where the water is turbid. Abundance: Sometimes common.