Rostanga arbutus (Angas, 1864)

Rostanga arbutus
Rostanga arbutus
Photographer: 
Ian Shaw
Date: 
Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Location: 
Low Reef, Sandy Beach
Depth: 
1m
Distribution:

Uncommon in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Endemic to New South Wales waters.

Ecological Notes:

Frequents tidal rock pools and platforms, recorded from a depth of at least 6m.

Additional Notes:

Often found in association with similarly coloured encrusting food sponge, Clathria sp. A small species it is easily overlooked amongst the algal turf of the rock platform. Grows to about 10mm.

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