Gulf Of Maine
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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

Skate

Skate

from 20.00

Common name: skate

Scientific name:  Raja spp.

Locations:  open ocean, near the seabed, often covered by substrate

Seasonality:  available year round

Colors:  gray

Size:  1’

Collected: deep sea fishing

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Tidepool Tim says, " The Gulf of Maine supports four skate species. Two are rare, and two are common and very similar. Fishermen don't usually distinguish between the two species. Both species spend most of their time at the ocean floor, partially buried.  Skates are omnivorous, feeding mostly on Crustacea like shrimps, crabs, lobsters, and molluscs. Their teeth are arranged like a flat grinding surface to crush shells and vegetation."