Crella incrustans *

Crella incrustans

Summary 5

Very common around the whole of Aotearoa where it can be found in rock pools, under ledges in the intertidal or in rubble banks of boulders.

External colour bright rich burnt red in relatively shallow North Island specimens, orange to yellow in deeper and South Island specimens.

Attaches itself to rock.

Sources and Credits

  1. (c) ricjo007, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/5567002
  2. (c) memopob, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://inaturalist.nz/photos/8172522
  3. (c) Simon Nicholas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/10595317
  4. (c) Simon Nicholas, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC), https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/10595567
  5. (c) tangatawhenua, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Substrate Hard Rock, Rubble
Tide zone Intertidal, Subtidal
Habitat Rock Pool, Rubble Bank
Location East Coast Northern NI, East Coast Northern SI, East Coast Southern NI, East Coast Southern SI, Stewart Island, West Coast Northern NI, West Coast Northern SI, West Coast Southern NI, West Coast Southern SI
Occurence Very Common