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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.

Aquarium substrates

Arthropods

Bony fishes

Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

Echinoderms

Gulf of Maine assortments

Macroalgae

Molluscs

Plankton

Saltwater plants

Sponges

Tunicates

Worms

Anemone Sea Spider (Pycnogonium spp.)

Anemone Sea Spider (Pycnogonium spp.)

from 25.00

Common name:  sea spider

Scientific name: Pycnogonium spp.

Locations:  middle-lower shore under rocks and seaweed

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  yellow, red, purple, brown, black, white

Size:  1/4”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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See the habitat and characteristics of an Anemone Sea Spider, genus Pyncnogonium with Tidepool Tim of Gulf of Maine, Inc. These sea spiders were found under some intertidal rocks in March as they pair up to mate and spawn.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Sea spiders as big as dinner plates have been found here in the Gulf of Maine! These are a much smaller variety. Although they have eight legs, they aren’t arachnids. They’re mostly legs--they even breathe through the surface of their legs, and store their reproductive organs there. What’s amazing about sea spiders is that their heart doesn’t pump their blood. The job is done by their guts.”