Dipsastraea are large polyp stony (LPS) corals. In the reef trade, Dipsastraea pallida is one of the most common species found. They have an encrusting base but usually grow forming a dome-shape. They are very similar to Favia corals, but were reclassified to the Dipsastraea Genus. Like the Favia, Dipsastraea corallites form their own individual walls. Dipsastraea corals appear in a variety of vibrant colors and patterns as well.