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Plerogyra sinuosa Bubble coral

Plerogyra sinuosais commonly referred to as Bubble coral. Difficulty in the aquarium: Average. A aquarium size of at least 150 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.

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Plerogyra sinuosa 
Bubble Coral 
Stony Corals LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Plerogyra (Genus) > sinuosa (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Dana, ), 1846 
Djibouti, Eritrea, Sudan, (the) Maldives, American Samoa, Australia, Cambodia, Comores, Cook Islands, Egypt, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, India, Indian Ocean, Indo Pacific, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marschall Islands, Mauritius, Mayotte, Micronesia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Red Sea, Réunion , Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Tahiti, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, The Chagos Archipelago (the Chagos Islands), The Ryukyu Islands, the Seychelles, the Society Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Wallis and Futuna, Western Indian Ocean, Yemen 
Sea depth:
0 - 40 Meter 
11.81" - 39.37" (30cm - 100cm) 
75.2 °F - 80.6 °F (24°C - 27°C) 
Dissolved inorganic substances) f.e.NaCL,CA, Mag, K, I.P, Dissolved organic substances, Dustfood , Frozen Food (large sort), Plankton, Zooplankton, Zooxanthellae / Light 
33 gal (~ 150L) 
Easy to breed 
Toxic hazard unknown 
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Near threatened (NT) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
Last edit:
2017-07-24 22:06:07 

Captive breeding / propagation

Plerogyra sinuosa is easy to breed. There are offspring in the trade available. If you are interested in Plerogyra sinuosa, please contact us at Your dealer for a progeny instead of a wildcat. You help to protect the natural stocks.


Plerogyra sinuosa
Dana, 1846

Characters: Colonies are flabello-meandroid with valleys more or less connected by a light blistery coenosteum. Sometimes living parts of colonies are separated by dead basal parts.

Similar Species: Plerogyra discus

For more Infos and Pictures click to the Link to AIMS Website.

Euphyllia cultrifera Dana, 1846
Euphyllia sinuosa Dana, 1846
Plerogyra excavata Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848
Plerogyra laxa Milne Edwards & Haime, 1848

Classification: Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Hexacorallia (Subclass) > Scleractinia (Order) > Scleractinia incertae sedis (Family) > Plerogyra (Genus) > Plerogyra sinuosa (Species)

External links

  1. Corals of the World by Charlie Veron (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  2. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  3. SeaLifeBase (multi). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.
  4. World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) (en). Abgerufen am 19.08.2020.



Husbandry know-how of owners

am 05.03.17#4
If you ever are in a desperate situation with these corals and one side seems to be injured/tissue rotting there is a method I was successful with:

The coral was rescued from a local shop that I no longer visit. The coral's tissue was rapidly rotting but one side still had blisters expanding.

1. Immediately work to maintain your pH at 8.4 at least. Best method is kalkwasser auto topoff with Tunze (super concentrated) and macroalgae on alternate light timer in refugium. if that doesn't get you to 8.4 use two part dosing. I use Seachem Reef Fusion with success.
2. Find a low/no flow, semi secluded spot in the tank with sand bed. This area must be shaded, only receiving ambient light from non shaded sand.
3. Gently place the sick/injured coral in this spot and carefully bury the animal to the point where only the healthy or semi healthy tissue is exposed.

Leave the animal completely 100 percent undisturbed for several weeks. Do not attempt to dip the coral or irritate it. These measures only make the condition worse. Water test consistently and treat with Strontium and Iodate (I use Lugol's Solution). Make sure you keep pH at 8.4 and watch water parameters closely. I would leave the animal there until all visible tissue is healthy and there is no sign of the decayed flesh. When you think it looks ok to move back to another area, give it a few more weeks, then slowly transition to a low light low flow area.

Good luck.
am 26.07.12#3
Ich halte die Blasenkoralle seit 8Monaten unter zwei T5 Röhren.Man sollte sie mit genügend Abstand zu anderen KorLlen halten.

Gruß, Daniele
am 09.07.11#2
Eine leicht zu haltene LPS, wobei angemerkt sein sollte das kein zu kleiner Abstand zwischen ihr und anderen Korallen bestehen sollte, aufgrund der "langen" Fangtentakeln, die besonders nachts hervorragend erkennbar sind.

Lebt im Becken ca. bei 23cm unter der Wasseroberfleche bei T5.
Bis jetzt gab es noch keine Probleme mit der Beluchtung.

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