Cymbastela tricalyciformis

Summary 2

Plate-shaped or shallow funnel-shaped sponge, up to 20 cm diameter.

Attaches to rocky substrate by a short tough stalk. Older sponges may have secondary‘petals’ or funnels in the centre of the sponge.COmmon around the southern South Island an ocfcasionally dredged around Taranaki

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  1. (c) Phil Bendle, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/6470801
  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Location East Coast Southern SI, Stewart Island, West Coast Southern NI, West Coast Southern SI
Substrate Hard Rock
Occurence Common
Tide zone Subtidal