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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

Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis)

Jonah Crab (Cancer borealis)

from 15.00

Common name:  Jonah crab, Atlantic Dungeness crab   

Scientific name:  Cancer borealis

Locations:  deeper water

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  red, brown, white

Size:  6” - 8"

Collected:  by hand, lobster traps

Quantity:  sold by the each

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 The underside of a male Jonah crab.

The underside of a male Jonah crab.

Tidepool Tim says,  "Jonah crabs are larger, deeper and more offshore than their smaller cousins, the rock crabs. Rock crabs are the most common crab commercially caught in Maine. The potential lifespan, the age of maturity, and growth rate of the Jonah crab are not well known."