Polymastia pepo

Summary 2

Very large sponge bright orange in colour.

Can be easily confused with Polymastia aurantium but that is smaller and not as bright.

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  2. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

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