Characters: Colonies are thick interconnecting bifacial upright plates or are submassive, with or without lobed horizontal margins and upright plates. Corallites are irregular, deep seated, and are sometimes aligned parallel to margins or to radiating ridges. Colour: Brown, creamy-yellow or greenish. Similar species: Stunted colonies superficially resemble Pavona danai and P. frondifera. Habitat: Most reef environments. Abundance: Common