Description: Colonies are encrusting to massive, with a tendency to form columns. Corallites are usually widely spaced and conical, with clearly alternating costae which are easily visible underwater. There are 12 primary septa.
Usually uniform brown, green or cream with corallite walls and calices of contrasting colours.
Habitat: A wide range of reefs, also rocky foreshores of subtropical locations.
Abundance: Common, but less so than C. serailia.
Similar Species: Cyphastrea serailia.