Raspailia topsenti

Summary 2

Large bushy tree-like sponge up to 60 cm high, or candelabra-like with erect branchlets arising from several lateral branches, more-or-less in a single plane, or squat shrubby bush up to 20 cm high. Branches with rounded tips, occasionally forked, up to 2 cm diameter, attached to rock by a short stem.

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  1. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/3064949
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Substrate Hard Rock
Habitat Covered Rock
Tide zone Subtidal
Occurence Common
Location East Coast Northern NI