Spiny Dogfish Shark in a Jar (Squalus acanthias)


SKU: AP-SL0001

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The spiny dogfish shark, Squalus acanthias, is a marvel of the marine world, thriving in temperate waters globally. Its unique life cycle, with males maturing at around 11 years and females taking almost double that time, showcases the diverse reproductive strategies in the animal kingdom. This viviparous species, giving birth to live young, serves multiple purposes - from food to scientific study.

Despite their global recognition, these baby sharks are not intentionally fished for display. They are often by-products of commercial fishing, especially when female sharks are caught with young ones developing inside.

Our Shark in a Jar is a hit, especially among kids! Preserved in a blend of 30% isopropyl alcohol and 70% water, with a touch of blue dye for that deep-sea allure, it's more than just a specimen. It's a piece of educational decor that sparks curiosity and wonder. Dive into the world of sharks with this captivating piece.


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 rosesab@gmail.com 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!!!