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. Abundance: Rare.