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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

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Bryozoa

Cartilaginous fishes

Cnidaria

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Gulf of Maine assortments

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Worms

Scud Amphipod (Amphipoda)

Scud Amphipod (Amphipoda)

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Common name:  scud

Scientific name:  Amphipoda

Locations:  underneath intertidal seaweed on fine substrate

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  black, dark green

Size:  ¼” - ½”

Collected:  by hand

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Turn some stones with Tidepool Tim as he hunts for this common beach amphipod under stones on the beach.

 A scud on cobbly beach substrate in the intertidal zone.

A scud on cobbly beach substrate in the intertidal zone.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Lift a rockweed plant up off the beach and watch these little guys “side-swim” toward the holdfast of the plant for cover. They’re usually less than ¾” long, but easy to spot in large groups. These creatures look very similar to shrimp, but look closer - they have no hard shell!”