Orange Ball Sponge
(Tethya californiana)

image of a Orange Ball Sponge

Image ID: 276-01

Comments : I have only noted these species in the Barkley Sound area. They firm sponges are solidly attached to the rocky substrate. They are preyed upon by certain seastars, such as the Vermilio Star.
Common name : Orange Ball Sponge
Scientific Name : Tethya californiana
Location Found : Barkley Sound, Canada
Actual Size : 4 inches in diameter
Camera Used : Sea & Sea MMII EX ISO 100 35mm
Natural History :