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. danae 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. Abundance: Common