“From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World.”
Description: Colonies are massive to encrusting. Corallites are in short valleys with acute walls. Septo-costae are generally in three orders and are widely spaced. Columellae are poorly developed or absent.
Color: Yellow-brown or pinkish-brown, sometimes mottled.
Habitat: Shallow reef environments.
Abundance: Usually uncommon but distinctive.
Similar Species: Pavona varians, which has less well developed ridges (collines) and usually two orders of septa. See also Gardineroseris planulata.