Characters: Colonies are massive, rounded or flat. Corallites are conical. Septa are slightly irregular and widely spaced. Paliform lobes are poorly developed.
Colour: A wide variety, often mottled, with pale calices.
Similar Species: Favia speciosa, which has smaller, usually more compact corallites. Favia lizardensis and F. danai have corallites of similar size, but the former has more compact corallites with uniform septo-costae and colouration, and the latter has strongly beaded septo-costae. See also F. rosaria and F. maritima.
Habitat: May be a dominant species on reef back margins.
Taxonomic Note: A species complex.
Identification Guides: Veron (1986a); Sheppard and Sheppard (1991); Nishihira and Veron (1995); Chan, Choi, McCorry et al. (2005); Pichon, Benzoni, Chaineau et al. (2010); Turak and DeVantier (2011b);