Corallite colony arrangements

Tabulate (Table & plate)

Cup shaped (soft coral)

Digitate

Finger like corals that extend vertically from a flat base

Corymbose

Finger like corals that extend nearly vertically from a common, smaller base

Caespitose

Caespitose-corymbose

Bottlebrush

Hispidose

Encrusting

Columnar

Foliaceous (cup shaped)

Flabello-meandroid

Branching (caespitose)

Free living (solitary)

Aborescent (staghorn)

Aborescent (elkhorn)

Massive