Sheppard and Salm, 1988
From Veron, J.E.N. Corals of the World
Infos from AIMS Website (for more click to the Link to AIMS)
Colonies are cerioid with corallites up to 50 millimetres diameter. Septa are coarsely toothed. Polyps have a fleshy mantle up to 100 millimetres diameter and with a Lobophyllia–like texture.
Color: Green, grey or brown.
Similar Species: Symphyllia wilsoni. The fleshy mantles are more extensive than those of any other Acanthastrea. Acanthastrea ishigakiensis has slightly smaller polyps.
Synonym: Acanthastrea maxima Sheppard & Salm, 1988 (original combination, basionym)