Characters: Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick walled and circular, ranging within and among colonies from fully plocoid to cerioid, and 19-22 millimetres diameter. Polyps are fleshy and circular in outline.
Colour: Pale grey, yellowish or brown. Corallite rims are usually distinctively coloured.
Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Taxonomic Note: Returned to genus Favites by some recent authors, but retained here as a Favia on morphological grounds.