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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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Bryozoa

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Gulf of Maine assortments

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Fig Sponge (Suberites ficus)

Fig Sponge (Suberites ficus)

from 23.00

Common name:  fig sponge

Scientific name:  Suberites ficus

Locations:  lower shore in high current activity on rocks and with seaweed

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  yellow, orange

Size:  4” - 3’

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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 Fig sponge.

Fig sponge.

Tidepool Tim says,  “S. ficus has few predators thanks to the unpleasant odor it exudes. Although some gastropods and nudibranchs will dine on it. So will Atlantic bluefin tuna. When these sponges grow on hermit crabs, a symbiotic relationship occurs. The crab will be less tasty for a predator due to the sponge's aroma, and the sponge will stay on the move and avoid nudibranchs."