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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

Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Three-spined Stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

from 8.00

Common name:  three spined stickleback

Scientific name: Gasterosteus aculeatus

Locations:  inshore, estuaries, weedy shores

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  dark olive, deep grey, pale fins with red membranes

Size: 4”

Collected:  dip net

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Tidepool Tim says, "Three-spined sticklebacks are quite plentiful in the Gulf of Maine. They are famous for their evolutionary radiance out of the sea and into lakes and streams with access to Northern Atlantic waters. For example, ocean dwelling sticklebacks have 30 bony plates covering their body, while lake varieties have only a handful toward the front of their bodies (moving toward a bony skull arrangement)."