Characters: Colonies are massive. Corallites are compacted together, often irregularly projecting and irregular in outline, with large calices up to 10 millimetres deep. Paliform lobes are absent. Colour: Corallite walls are usually rich brown or red with cream oral discs. Similar species: Favia maxima, which has similar sized corallites with conspicuous paliform lobes. Favia maritima has smaller, more exsert, more widely spaced corallites. See also F. vietnamensis. Habitat: Reef slopes. Abundance: Rare.