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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

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Gulf of Maine assortments

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Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)

Green Crab (Carcinus maenas)

from 8.00

Common name:  green crab  

Scientific name:  Carcinus maenas

Locations:  in and under seaweeds and rocks of the intertidal zone

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  brownish green

Size:  1" -  6"

Collected:  by hand, lobster traps

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Tidepool Tim shows the destructive digging of invasive green crabs as they devour young soft shell clams on a beach in Pembroke, Maine on Cobscook Bay.

 Male (large clawed) and female green crabs.

Male (large clawed) and female green crabs.

Tidepool Tim says, "Green crabs are invasive to the Gulf of Maine, and they are now quite widespread. We find these hiding underneath large, flat rocks in rocky intertidal areas.  We might flip one rock and see 2 or 3 large crabs. When you pick one up, approach it from behind with your hand and pinch its "shoulders" in and forward to brace his claws away from your fingers. The big ones have a strong pinch. Or find a small soft shell to pick up and you won't have to worry."