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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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Worms

Acorn Worm (Saccoglossus spp.)

Acorn Worm (Saccoglossus spp.)

from 25.00

Common name: acorn worm

Scientific name:  Saccoglossus spp.

Locations:  buried in fine sediment

Seasonality:  available all year

Color: tan, yellow, brown, purple, orange

Size:  1” - 2”

Collected:  by hand, rake

Quantity:  sold by the each

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 Digging acorn worms (Saccoglossus spp.) in the snow!

Digging acorn worms (Saccoglossus spp.) in the snow!

Tidepool Tim says,  “Hemichordates like the acorn worm are a small phylum with large evolutionary importance!  It's worth carefully recovering these worms from their burrows for research and educational purposes.  Another familiar group of hemichordates is the graptolites, well-known index fossils often used to date rocks (biostratigraphy).

Acorn worms have classic hemichordate triple body division and use their proboscis to burrow through the sediment.  They can either suspension feed (in water) or deposit feed (in sediment).  Acorn worms are difficult to collect because they're extremely thin and fragile bodies break if they are disturbed."