Description: Colonies are submassive to encrusting, sometimes forming irregular columns. They commonly exceed one metre across. Corallites are thin walled and angular. Septa are few in number. Paliform lobes are well developed, commonly forming a conspicuous crown.
Color: Often brightly coloured, brown or red, commonly with green oral discs.
Abundance: Sometimes common.
Similar Species: Favites bestae and F. micropentagona. The paliform crown makes this species Goniastrea-like.
Aphrastrea deformis (Lamarck, 1816)
Astraea deformis Lamarck, 1816
strea deformis Lamarck, 1816
Favia adduensis Gardiner, 1904
Favites gailei Chevalier, 1971
Favites parvicella Nemenzo, 1959
Goniastrea rudis Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Madrepora pentagona Esper, 1795
Plesiastrea haeckeli Brüggemann, 1878
Prionastraea gibbosissima Milne Edwards & Haime, 1849
Stephanocoenia maldivensis Gardiner, 1904
Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Merulinidae (Family) > Favites (Genus) > Favites pentagona (Species)