Characters: Colonies are massive and usually small. Corallites are crowded and circular. Septa are thickened, exsert or ragged, with large teeth near the wall. They have well developed paliform lobes forming a crown around the columella. Colour: Usually brown or grey or mottled, with walls and calices of contrasting colours. Similar species: Favia albidus. Readily distinguished from F. pallida and F. speciosa by the exsert or ragged septa and paliform crown. Habitat: Upper reef slopes. Abundance: Sometimes common.