The living animal is usually brown and can easily be recognized because of its distinct white tentacles.
Adult animals are unattached and practically always monostomatous.
The species occurs from the Indo Malayan region and NW Australia towards Palau, Guam, the Caroline Islands, the Marshall Islands and New Caledonia.
This Mushroom coral can be found in the Central Indo-Pacific on reef slopes in depths of between 6 and 20 meter.
The generation length is approximately 10 years.
The maximum size is 40cm diameter.
Dustfood , Phytoplankton, Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae.