Genus Sarcophyton Coral/Toadstool Leather Coral – Phu Quoc Coral Observation

Genus Sarcophyton - Phu Quoc Coral Observation - Diving & Snorkeling in Phu Quoc
Genus Sarcophyton - Phu Quoc Coral Observation - Diving & Snorkeling in Phu Quoc
A grove of Genus Sarcophyton coral found at Northeast Coral Reef – Phu Quoc Coral Observation – Diving & Snorkeling in Phu Quoc

Sarcophyton glaucum, also known as toadstool leather coral or rough leather coral, is a common species of soft coral found in Phu Quoc Island, especially at Northeast Coral Reef, U-Turn, Shallow Reef and Half-moon Reef. The average depths we find them is 1 – 4m. From our observation of the toadstool leather corals in Phu Quoc, we realize that they bleaching seasonally, turn into white when tiny polyps are absent then turn back into yellow color when polyps extended.