Ircinia novaezealandiae *

Ircinia novaezealandiae

Summary 2

Grey to black sponge forming a mat found on walls in the intertidal and sub tidal zones.

Often covered in seaweeds making it hard to find.

Attaches itself to rock.

East Coast of the North Island

Further Reading 2

NIWA Guide Splendid Sponges of the Intertidal Page 32

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Substrate Hard Rock
Tide zone Intertidal, Subtidal
Habitat Seaweed Beds, Walls
Occurence Common
Location East Coast Northern NI, East Coast Southern NI