Honeycomb Coral (Diploastrea Heliopora) – Phu Quoc Coral Observation

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A massive dome-shaped (helmet-shaped) Honeycomb coral (Diploastrea Heliopora) discovered at the depth of 7 m at Phu Quoc Half-moon Reef, this is the largest honeycomb coral ever found in Phu Quoc.

Status: Diploastrea Heliopora is a kind of near threatened coral (NT) (IUCN Red List)

Coral Species: Diploastrea Heliopora or Honeycomb Coral

Coral size: Height: 3m – Diameter: 6m

Coral Location: Half-moon Reef, Phu Quoc Island

The depth of coral: We found the coral at the depth of 7m at Half-moon Reef, Phu Quoc Island

Coral Info: Honeycomb coral or Diploastrea Heliopora is a species of hard coral in the family Diploastreidae. It is the only extant species in its genus. This species can form massive dome-shaped colonies of great size.


See full video recorded by our team on 8 October, 2022