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.

Sources and Credits

  1. no rights reserved, uploaded by Jaco Grundling
  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