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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

Striped Barnacle (Balanus amphitrite)

Striped Barnacle (Balanus amphitrite)

from 20.00

Common name:  striped barnacle

Scientific name:  Balanus amphitrite

Locations:  “glued” to pilings, floats, rocks, boats, sea creatures of the intertidal zone

Seasonality:  available all year

Colors:  off-white, purple stripes

Size:  1/2″ – 3/4″

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the group on a rock

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 This large striped barnacle lives on a sea scallop shell.

This large striped barnacle lives on a sea scallop shell.

Tidepool Tim says,  “The purple stripes on these stand out among rock barnacles. The striped plates covering the animal are called capitulum plates. Its moving opercular lid has two triangular halves that flex open and allow emergence of feeding legs. These barnacles attach directly to rocks, boats, animals, pilings, and other solid surfaces with incredible strength with the cement-like substance they produce.