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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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Bushy-backed Nudibranch (Dendronotus frondosus)

Bushy-backed Nudibranch (Dendronotus frondosus)

from 20.00

Common name: bushy-backed nudibranch

Scientific name:  Dendronotus frondosus

Locations:  undersides of large rocks in lower intertidal

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  orange and red

Size:  1" - 2"

Collected:  by hand - pull them off rocks

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 A bushy - backed nudibranch nestled in eelgrass, a vascular marine plant.

A bushy - backed nudibranch nestled in eelgrass, a vascular marine plant.

Tidepool Tim says, "This pretty little creature is a sea slug!  The color displayed by nudibranchs - and they do exist in every color - is for defense. Some have stingers and toxin, and the bright colors warn other creatures of it.  Even the nontoxic slugs ward away pests by mimicking the bright colors of a toxic slug.  This strategy is called aposematic coloring.  Not all brightly colored animals are dangerous, but we tend to avoid them."