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Sunfish with Stand Set

Sunfish with Stand Set

Regular Price: $6.99

Special Price $3.99

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Sunfish with Stand Set

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Quick Overview

Ocean sunfish live in the tropical and temperate waters of the Indian, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans, as well as the Mediterranean Sea. They are exceptionally large, and can grow to weigh over 2,000 pounds and measure over 10 feet long.


  • Scientific Name: Mola mola

  • Characteristics: Despite its enormous size, the sunfish is a gentle giant and is not a threat to humans. Scientifically faithful and hand crafted with life-like detail, this model with its display stand is a perfect gift for aspiring marine biologists!

  • Size and Color: Although there are sometimes subtle variations, sunfish are predominantly silver and gray. Our sunfish model measures 3.25 inches long and 1.5 inches wide, roughly the size of a deck of cards on its side. The stand measures 1.5 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall, a touch smaller than a deck of cards on its side.

  • The Sunfish with Stand Set is part of the Wild Safari® Sea Life collection.

  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free.
  • Regular Price: $6.99

    Special Price $3.99

    Availability: In stock

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    History:

    Unfortunately, ocean sunfish are classified as a vulnerable species by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. Sunfish are frequent victims of bycatch from drift gillnet fisheries, and there is little regulation in place to protect them. They are also seriously threatened by pollution, as floating plastic garbage bags resemble jellyfish which is their primary food source.

    • Recommended Age: 3+
    • Size: 0.00" L x 3.32" W 4.00" H x ( 0 cm x 8.5 cm x 10.25 cm )
     

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    Present Status

    Ocean sunfish do not have an official conservation status, but their populations are believed to be stable. They do face threats from marine debris and gill nets. They are also caught by humans for food and for use in traditional Chinese medicine.

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