Pink golfball sponge *

Tethya bergquistae

Summary 5

Common round pink 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 both coasts of the southern part of the South Island.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/4452230
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5807401
  3. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5807407
  4. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3602167
  5. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

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