Sunfish (Green) Fish Printing Replica
Green Sunfish 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.
Green sunfish can grow to over a pound and reach a length of 9 to 11 inches. Feeding on small fish, insects, crustaceans and worms, they are very territorial, especially during breeding season. Young sunfish are consumed by larger bass and other fish, snakes, birds and mammals. Green sunfish are native to North America east of the Rocky Mountains and from the Hudson Bay basin in Canada to the Gulf Coast in the United States and northern Mexico.
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