Kōrero: Marine animals without backbones

Yellow finger sponge (2 o 3)

Yellow finger sponge

Shown here growing among seaweeds on a reef at the Kapiti Island marine reserve is Raspalia, one of the finger sponges.

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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Dennis Gordon and Maggy Wassilieff, 'Marine animals without backbones - Sponges and jellies', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5792/yellow-finger-sponge (accessed 12 November 2019)

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