Characters: Colonies are dome-shaped or flat. Corallites are thick walled and circular, tending to be 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. Similar species: Favia maxima and F. veroni, which have corallites of similar size, but these are generally more exsert. Habitat: Reef slopes and lagoons. Abundance: Sometimes common.