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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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Brachiopods

Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

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Saltwater plants

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Purple (Smooth) Sunstar (Solaster endeca)

Purple (Smooth) Sunstar (Solaster endeca)

from 25.00

Common name:  purple smooth sun star

Scientific name:  Solaster endeca

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

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  purple

Size:  4” - 10”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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 A purple sunstar on my hand.

A purple sunstar on my hand.

Tidepool Tim says,  Solaster endeca is a predator, even feeding on other sea stars! Many grow to be 16 inches in diameter, while an 8 inch diameter is average. Not only is this star remarkably large, it has 9 - 13 arms (each with an eye!) around a heavy disc.”