Orange Golfball Sponge *

Tethya burtoni

Summary 4

Common round orange sponge found in areas of stong currents usually under overhangs from the edge of low tide down.

Attaches itself to rock.

Found all around the North Island and the northern tip of the South Island.

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Habitat Indents
Tide zone Intertidal, Subtidal
Location East Coast Northern NI, East Coast Southern NI, West Coast Northern NI, West Coast Southern NI
Substrate Hard Rock
Occurence Very Common