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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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Arrow Worm (Sagitta spp.)

Arrow Worm (Sagitta spp.)

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Common name:  arrow worm

Scientific name:  Sagitta spp.

Locations:  benthic, shallow water

Seasonality:  Available all year

Color:  transparent

Size:  2 - 120 mm

Collected:  by dip net

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim says, “Chaetognatha, arrow worms, include almost 200 species! About a fifth of them are benthic, living in relatively shallow water. Those are usually transparent. They look like arrows because they have two laterally paired fins to compliment their caudal fin. They got their name Chaeto-“gnatha” because of their protruding hooked jaws. They capture copepods and fish larvae with these jaws, rising to the surface at night to follow prey. They sink back down to the safety of the ocean floor during the day.”