Colonies are submassive to encrusting. Corallites have thin to thick irregular walls. Paliform lobes are well developed.
Usually green, brown or mottled or with green or cream oral discs.
Most reef environments.
Taxonomic note The type specimen of this species comes from a reef exposed to extreme wave action. Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic reference: Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977). Additional identification guides: Veron (1986), Nishihira and Veron (1995).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites russelli.Great Barrier Reef, Australia.A small encrusting colony.Ed Lovell.
Favites russelli.Philippines.Variation in corallite shape and colour.Charlie Veron.