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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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Sculpin (Myoxocephalus spp.)

Sculpin (Myoxocephalus spp.)

from 35.00

Common name:  sculpin, toad fish, hornpout, horndog

Scientific name: Myoxocephalus spp.

Locations:  inshore and offshore

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  dark olive, yellow green, green-brown

Size: 10” - 14”

Collected:  by fishing line

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Exploring the features and habits of a Longhorn Sculpin also known as a Toadfish with the Tidepool Tim of Gulf of Maine, Inc. on Cobscook Bay in Eastern Maine

 Fresh catch Cobscook Bay sculpin sitting on a lobster trap.

Fresh catch Cobscook Bay sculpin sitting on a lobster trap.

Tidepool Tim says, "Several sculpin species live in the Gulf of Maine, and the longhorn is the most common. They are actually considered a nuisance by fishermen who are after a more desirable catch. They have a powerful apatite and respond to nearly any bait.

Sculpins live in benthic and pelagic water, and they have huge pectoral fins. It seems that the benthic fish use their pectoral fins for their main mode of swimming (rather than body undulation). This is unique because pectoral fin swimmers are usually found in reefs when the fish need to make many tight turns. The primitive swimming mode is undulation, while pectoral swimming is an evolved trait."