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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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Skeleton Shrimp (Caprella spp.)

Skeleton Shrimp (Caprella spp.)

from 6.00

Common name:  skeleton shrimp

Scientific name:  Caprella spp.

Locations: muddy, sub-tidal substrate, shallow and deep water

Seasonality:  collected here December-April

Color:  translucent-white

Size:  ½” - 2”

Collected:  dip net

Quantity:  sold by the each

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 Skeleton shrimp on green sea lettuce ( Ulva lactuca )

Skeleton shrimp on green sea lettuce (Ulva lactuca)

Tidepool Tim says,  “Caprellidae is a family of amphipods named “skeleton shrimp” for their transparent, slender bodies. You can see their bones through their skin! We find these shrimp embedded in fine filaments of seaweed, hydroids, sponges, and bryozoans. Some species can even change color to camouflage with their background!”