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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

Daisy Brittlestar (Ophiopholis aculeata)

Daisy Brittlestar (Ophiopholis aculeata)

from 20.00

Common name:  daisy brittle star, painted brittle star

Scientific name:  Ophiopholis aculeata

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

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  yellow, red, orange, patterned

Size:  2” - 4”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim finds some neat Brittlestars and Slimeworms.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Daisy brittle stars look distinctly different than sea stars. Their arms are very slender, and may break off if handled! In fact, this is a defensive strategy to escape prey. The arm will regenerate before long! Brittle stars tend to prey on microscopic organisms, feeding differently than a sea star. Their stomachs cannot extrude for feeding. The food goes right into its mouth.”