Story: Marine animals without backbones

Yellow finger sponge (2nd of 3)

Yellow finger sponge

Shown here growing among seaweeds on a reef in the Kāpiti Island Marine Reserve is Raspalia, a finger sponge.

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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Sponges and jellies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 February 2024)

Story by Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006