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Sea Life & Aquarium Substrates

Sea life from the Northern Atlantic Ocean. 50 degree F salt water species. Gulf of Maine Inc. supplies sea life, beach plants, and aquarium substrates from Maine, collected by hand.

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Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)

Lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus)

from 50.00

Common name:  lumpfish

Scientific name:  Cyclopterus lumpus

Locations:  seaweed beds as juveniles, open water as adults

Seasonality:  February - June when they move to shallow waters for spawning

Colors:  green, blue, gray, brown, males red during mating season

Size:  8” - 11”

Collected:  fishing line

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 Measuring an 11" lumpfish ( Cyclopterus lumpus).

Measuring an 11" lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus).

Tidepool Tim says, "As juveniles, lumpfish live within beds of marine vegetation like eelgrass and seaweeds. They attach to substrate with a chest sucker. When they're adults they live in open waters, visiting shallow water to spawn February to June. 

Lumpfish eat sea lice, a troublesome parasite that lives on farmed salmon and jeopardizes salmon populations. Some salmon farmers have even introduced lumpfish to their farms to help control the sea lice population."