Sarcophyton glaucum

Scientific name Sarcophyton glaucum
Descriptor Quoy & Gaimard
Year of description 1833
IUCN category NE
Family Alcyoniidae
Genus Sarcophyton
Sarcophyton glaucum Sarcophyton glaucum


Sarcophyton glaucum is a salt water cnidarian.

Who is it?


  • Size
    60 - 80 cm
  • Type
    Soft coral
  • Size
    60 - 80 cm
  • Type
    Soft coral

How to recognize Sarcophyton glaucum ?

Sarcophyton glaucum measures between 60 and 80 cm. This cnidarian is bicolore with a predominantly vert, rose, blanc and beige body.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • Sociability
    living in colonies
  • Diet
    not specified
  • Way of living


  • Migratory species

Risks for humans

  • Venomous

This species is venomous and can cause serious injuries when touched.

Where to find it?

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What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Depth
    1 - 30 m

Biotope presentation

Sarcophyton glaucum is most often found at a depth between 1m and 30m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

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