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Bubble Coral

Plerogyra sinuosa


Also known as Sinuose Coral, Pearl Bubble Coral, Pearl Coral, Bubblegum Coral, Rounded Bubblegum Coral, Octo-bubble Coral, Grape Coral, Bladder Coral, Cat Eye Bubble Coral and Large Polyp Stony Coral. The bubble tentacles are extended during the day, and hidden slightly by the longer tentacles when feeding during the night. They feed on plankton.


Found on coral and rocky reefs on deep walls and under overhangs, at depths of 20 to 30m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.

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YukoChartraw 11 years ago

Oh my gosh! Your spottings are like a jewel box filled with gems!

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 12 years ago

There's a sculptor named Tara Donovan who's work looks so much like this coral:

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 12 years ago

Beautiful grate photos Blogie!

DonnaPomeroy 12 years ago

Really interesting. I especially like the second shot.

Atul 12 years ago

cool looks like grapes!

KarenL 12 years ago

Very nice!

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Island Garden City of Samal, Davao Region, Philippines

Spotted on Feb 4, 2012
Submitted on Feb 23, 2012

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