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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Cnidaria
Class: Anthozoa
Order: Scleractinia
Family: Lobophylliidae
Genus: Acanthastrea

Acanthastrea is a genus of large polyp stony corals in the family Lobophylliidae.[1] The colonies are massive and usually flat. The corallites are either circular or angular in shape. The septae are thick near the wall of the corallite, becoming thin near the columella, and have tall teeth. The polyps are extended only at night.[1]

The genus contains the following species:[1]


  1. ^ a b c Martinez, Olga (2014). "Acanthastrea Milne-Edwards & Haime, 1848". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2014-12-10.