Squirrelfish Fish Printing Replica

$14.95
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FP-18123

Squirrelfish Fish Printing Replica

Fish printing, the Japanese art of Gyotaku, is an excellent way to combine science and art. Each fish replica has been cast in flexible, non-toxic plastics from real fish specimens. The casting image is raised on one side of the replica; the reverse is flat for easy handling. 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. 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. 

For a helpful video demonstrating fish printing techniques please click here!

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Dimensions: 6¼" L (nose to tail) x 4" T (upper fin to lower fin)

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Squirrelfish Fish Printing Replica
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