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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    Shark in a jar

    Posted by Lisa Dennis on Aug 24th 2017

    Cam nice and fast.