Colonies are submassive to encrusting. Corallites are thick walled and rounded, becoming subplocoid. Septa are few in number, uniform in height and are usually in two (alternating) orders. Paliform lobes and columellae are well developed.
Browns and greens, usually with contrasting walls and centres.
Taxonomic note and references: This is a new name for Favites melicerum as discussed by Wijsman-Best (1972) and Veron, Pichon and Wijsman-Best (1977), Veron (2002).Source reference: Veron (2000).
displaying probable distribution of species. Points indicate recorded sightings from OBIS.
Favites bestae.Indonesia.A small colony.Jim Maragos.
Favites bestae.Vietnam.Corallites are similar to F. pentagona but are rounded and lack exsert septa.Charlie Veron.