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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  • 4
    Better lid?

    Posted by Unknown on Sep 13th 2021

    My son was so absolutely thrilled with his shark in a jar and carried him from his room to the den as it was always with him. Unfortunately he dropped the jar, and while the glass stayed perfectly in tact, the plastic lid cracked. Devastation ensued. I was just thinking if there are any more durable lids that can be used on the jars?

  • 5
    Shark in a jar

    Posted by Megan on May 31st 2021

    I bought this item for my daughter and she absolutely loves it the smile on her face was priceless!

  • 5
    Exactly like shone

    Posted by Kathy on Apr 15th 2021

    The shark was just as expected. It was well-packed and in good condition. It was a nice little shark. The blue water makes it more realistic, but it makes it a little harder to see. We had one that was clear and it was easier to see the shark. However, this was exactly as advertised and it came quickly. The company keeps you posted on every detail. It was out the door the same day I ordered it. I am pleased with the purchase and my grandson is happy with it.

  • 5
    Jar Shark

    Posted by Steve on Apr 5th 2021

    Shark in a jar did the trick for my 8 yo son! He loves it. It was packed very well. It was exactly as described. Shipping was as expected. Overall AWESOME!

  • 4
    Pretty good!

    Posted by Connor F Fernandes on Sep 8th 2020

    Pretty cool shark! The person I got it for really liked it.

  • 5
    Good Shark Boi

    Posted by Unknown on Mar 24th 2020

    Very good. Just as promised shark in jar.

  • 5
    Just what every 8 yr old boy wants!

    Posted by Sheri on Mar 16th 2020

    My shark was confiscated out of my checked luggage at the airport. Unimaginable to me that they thought the liquid was hazmat ! So I searched around and bought yours. Just what I wanted.

  • 5
    Shark in a Jar

    Posted by Unknown on Dec 25th 2018

    It was exactly as promised. It was delivered promptly and was very well packaged. I was a little dubious of receiving a box with liquid leaking out of it, but it came in perfect condition and was my daughter's favorite Christmas gift.

  • 5
    Shark in a Jar

    Posted by on Aug 10th 2018

    I am thrilled with this. It arrived promptly and was well packaged. The shark is authentic and easily viewed. It is small but very visible. My great nephew will love it!!!

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