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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

Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa)

Orange Sea Cucumber (Cucumaria frondosa)

from 11.00

Common name:  orange sea cucumber

Scientific name: Cucumaria miniata

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

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  Dark, brown, tan, maroon, purple, with lateral lines of orange feet and feeding structure

Size:  4” - 8”

Collected: by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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Cucumaria frondosa cucumbers are like an amorphous blob as they tumble from a bulk container onto the floor.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Sea pickles! These sea cukes range in natural colored body tissues with lateral orange tube feet which line their bodies and concentrate around the mouth for feeding. This creature is quite well known and it’s currently the only commercially important sea cucumber along Maine’s shore. They sustain themselves on phytoplankton and organic detritus. When cukes sense danger, they retract their active feeding “tentacles” and contract into a football shape. Once taken out of the water, they expel water and flatten out.”