Tethya fastigiata

Summary 2

External colour in life bright orange, deep yellow, or salmon, internal colour burnt orange.

Solitary, or locally abundant, often occurring in groups of 30 or more, in three different colours, common in caves and boulders, on walls, and on slopes on exposed northern coasts

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Phil Bendle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), uploaded by Phil Bendle
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Habitat Indents, Walls
Tide zone Subtidal
Substrate Hard Rock
Location East Coast Northern NI