Characters: Colonies are primarily encrusting. Corallites are thick walled, conical and average 2.5 millimetres diameter. Colour: Usually brown or green but may be a wide range of other colours. The coenosteum between corallites is usually darker than the corallite walls. Similar species: Small colonies are similar to those of Turbinaria radicalis. See also T. irregularis. Habitat: May form conspicuous dome-shaped colonies on upper reef slopes. Unlike other Turbinaria this species is seldom found in turbid waters. Abundance: Usually uncommon.