Haliclona venustina *

Haliclona venustina

Summary 1

A relatively common intertidal sponge encrusting mudstone, oysters, bryozoans and tubeworms

Colour in life pinkish to grey mauve to dull yellow. When removed from the water this sponge appears shiny due to the reflection of the surface membrane and skeleton.

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More Info

iNaturalist NZ Map

Substrate Hard Rock, Shellfish or Plants
Tide zone Intertidal, Subtidal
Habitat Indents
Location East Coast Northern NI, West Coast Northern NI
Occurence Common