Squirrelfish Fish Printing Replica
Squirrel fish Fish Printing Replica
This flexible squirrel fish replica (6 inch) features one side of the fish; the reverse is flat. To make a fish print, simply ink the fish and roll on paper to “capture” the species as a print. When finished, replicas can be easily cleaned with soapy water. Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to combine science and art! We also offer a variety of washable block inks, ink rollers, and rice paper to enhance your fish printing activities.
Squirrelfish are members of the Holocentridae family of ray-finned fish. They are found in tropical parts of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, with the greatest species diversity near reefs in the Indo-Pacific. Most are nocturnal which explains their large eyes compared to other fish their size. During the day they often hide in rocks and crevices, coming out at night to feed on small fish and invertebrates.
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