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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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Red-gilled Nudibranch (Fabellina pellucida)

Red-gilled Nudibranch (Fabellina pellucida)

from 28.00

Common name: red-gilled nudibranch

Scientific name:  Fabellina pellucida

Locations: on rocks in lower intertidal, kelp fronds

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  red with white highlights    

Size:  1/4" - 1+"

Collected:  by hand

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Tidepool Tim says,  "I never quite know when i will find a red-gilled nudibranch when i am out in the field collecting.  Sometimes they just appear a by-catch on the deck of the boat or other times i just happen to spot their bright red color as they appear in tiny seawater filled depressions on the rocky beaches. Interestingly this sea slug is able to feed on hydroids and small anemones and tranfer the nematocystys from this food into the cerata (lobes) on its back - thereby allowing itself to deploy these stinging cells into any predator who may want to try and eat it.  This fact and of course the bright red color serve as protective measures. Pretty neat!”