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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

Toad Crab (Hyas araneus)

Toad Crab (Hyas araneus)

from 25.00

Common name:  toad crab

Scientific name:  Hyas araneus

Locations: intertidal zones up to 25 ft depth bottom dwelling on muddy or pebbly bottoms

Seasonality:  available all year

Color:  red, light brown

Size:  4”

Collected:  by hand

Quantity:  sold by the each

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This toad crab is sitting on a pile of bladderwrack seaweed.

Tidepool Tim says,  “Toad crabs are predators of the intertidal zone. Their big front claws are for grasping and snipping prey, while mouthparts are used for are used for tearing and grinding. They eat live prey but also scavenge on dead animals.”