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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

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Macroalgae

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Saltwater plants

Sponges

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Brood (Slender) Star (Lepasterias spp.)

Brood (Slender) Star (Lepasterias spp.)

from 12.00

Common name:  slender sea star, brood sea star

Scientific name:  Lepasterias spp.

Locations:  shallow waters of the coast, attached to rocks, in cracks and crevices

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  purple, green, grey

Size:  3” - 12”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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See and learn about these unique 'starfish' that hold and protect their young offspring as they grow.


Tidepool Tim says,  “This star is a forager and predator. It’s relatively flat with characteristically slender arms. It has a relatively small disc and five arms. These stars are photosensitive, meaning they have exterior photoreceptor proteins in their cell walls which inform their brain of the time of day. With this information, these stars spend the daylight hours buried in sediment.”