IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

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Description

Colonies are encrusting with or without short irregularly shaped branches. Radial corallites are mostly rasp-like except that they face in different directions. Colour: greenish- or pinkish-brown. Abundance: Very rare, except on some outer reefs. Restricted to intertidal reef flats exposed to extreme wave action where colonies may exceed 2 m in diameter (Veron, 1986).

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Source: World Register of Marine Species

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