Shark in a Jar


SKU: AP-SL0001

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SHARK IN A JAR - SQUALUS ACANTHIAS                                                                         


The spiny dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias, is found in temperate waters worldwide and is one of the best-known sharks in the world. Males grow to just over 3 feet on average, reaching maturity at around 11 years, while females may grow over 5 feet long and reach maturity after around 20 years. This is a viviparous species of shark, i.e. one that gives birth to live young, and it is regularly fished for food, fish oil, fertilizer, pet food, and scientific study.


These baby sharks are not fished for this purpose; they are by-products of commercial fishing. At times, female sharks are caught with developing young inside of them; these are collected and preserved. The Shark in a Jar is one of our most popular items with kids! Preserved in a mixture of 30% isopropyl alcohol and 70% water dyed blue for a captivating “oceanic” aesthetic, it makes a nifty piece of educational decor. Grab one today!


SKU: AP-SL0001
Dimensions: 6.75"H x 2.75"Diameter
Scientific Name: Squalus acanthias
Origin: Florida, USA
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  • 5

    Posted by Memaw on Jul 12th 2022

    It's for my grandson who loves anything to do with sharks

  • 4
    Pretty awesome!!

    Posted by Robin Richardson on Jul 6th 2022

    Bought for 7yo grandson who is mesmerized by all sharks. Shark in a Bottle arrived quickly and packing was secure. The solution is very dark so shark is a bit hard to see details but he loves it!

  • 5
    Pickled Shark

    Posted by Arky on Jun 27th 2022

    Bought this for a friend who truly appreciates the originality of the gift.

  • 5
    Shipped great

    Posted by Teryna on Jun 13th 2022

    Greatly wrapped packed shipped thanks team evolution!!!

  • 5
    Shipped perfect

    Posted by Teryna on Jun 13th 2022

    Wrapped great no damage! Thanks team evolution! Prob whole jar 12inches

  • 5
    Love it!

    Posted by Unknown on Apr 29th 2022

    very clean, cute, perfect size, arrived very quickly

  • 4
    Shark in a jar

    Posted by Alex Pearson on Feb 10th 2022

    The specimen came really quickly! It also looks to be in really good condition, the only problem I had was in packaging, the tip of the tail pokes out of the lid which causes some of the liquid to leak out if it’s turned a specific way. 4/5

  • 5
    Awesome Collectible

    Posted by Randell on Dec 29th 2021

    This is an awesome and very cool collectible and I am very happy that I purchased it. My "Shark in a Jar" arrived quicky and was well packed as well. I will definitely be buying more unique items from Evolution Store

  • 5

    Posted by Sofia Vargas on Dec 14th 2021

    I bought this for my 8-year-old brother and it is absolutely amazing!! He loves it and It looks super cool!

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