Animal Species:Rose Sponge
The Rose Sponge is one of the most common sponges in Australia's cool southern waters.
The Rose Sponge is recognised by its bright pink colouration and ruffled surface.
The Rose Sponge is found in waters from South Australia to Sydney.
The Rose Sponge lives in oceans and on subtidal rocky reefs.
Other behaviours and adaptations
The Rose Sponge grows in finger-like projections from rocks or the seabed. It is also often found encrusting animals that have hard outer shells, such as scallops and large crabs.