Characters: Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites have well defined walls. Septa are regular, thickened at the wall and with conspicuous paliform lobes forming a crown around the columella. Polyps may be fleshy.
Colour: Brown or yellow-brown with dull green or white oral discs.
Similar Species: Favia maritima, which has more exsert corallites and does not have prominent paliform lobes. See also F. veroni and F. vietnamensis.
Habitat: Upper reef slopes.
Taxonomic References: Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977); Veron (2000a);
Identification Guides: Turak and DeVantier (2011b);