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Acanthastrea lordhowensis, the starry cup coral, is a species of stony coral in the family Mussidae. It is a widespread and common coral with large polyps occurring on shallow reefs in the Indo-Pacific Ocean.
Acanthastrea lordhowensis is a colonial coral forming low clumps that can be two metres (yards) across. The corallites are large, up to 15 mm (0.6 in) in diameter, with walls composed of closely packed septa with fine teeth. The columellae are well-developed. The colour varies widely and is often formed of two contrasting shades of red, orange, purple, blue or green.