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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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Purple Sponge (Haliclona permollis)

Purple Sponge (Haliclona permollis)

from 28.00

Common name: purple sponge

Scientific name:  Haliclona permollis

Locations:  lowest intertidal areas on full moon tides and sub-tidally

Seasonality:  year round on full moon tides

Colors:  purple to tan in color

Size:  clumps are 2” - 3" across, usually on shells or small stones

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the clump

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 This sponge is fastened to rocky substrate beside a common periwinkle.

This sponge is fastened to rocky substrate beside a common periwinkle.

Tidepool Tim says,  “If you look at the pictures above, you will see the prettiest little delicate sponge you will ever see.  This sponge is kind of ephemeral and I can never guarantee that I can find it to collect.  Typical finds occur around the biggest tides around the full moon each month.  It appears like a bunch of tubes all sprouting out of a small shell or rock.  The oscula are large given the size of the animal and the colony. This sponge does very well in a coldwater aquarium and will live for a long time.”