Bubble Coral
March 30th, 2018
Bubble Coral
Boutique musée océanographie, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Plerogyra sinuosa is a jelly-like species of the phylum Cnidaria. It is commonly called “bubble coral” due to its bubbly appearance. The “bubbles” are grape-sized which increase their surface area according to the amount of light available: they are larger during the day, but smaller during the night, when tentacles reach out to capture food. This species requires low light and a gentle water flow. Common names for Plerogyra sinuosa include “grape coral”, bladder coral, pearl coral and branching bubble coral. According to the IUCN, Plerogyra Sinuosa is found near the coastlines of India and Australia.