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[Standard] 3D Animal Puzzle - Dave the Xiphias Gladius ( Swordfish) - Komatex PVC - 8 Color Options

Regular price $ 35.00

Let your little Marine biologist explore the ocean life with this 3D puzzle that forms a detailed Xiphias Gladius skeleton once complete. The punch-out pieces are quick and easy to assemble.

  • Includes 39 pieces (2 panels)
  • Assembled: 7.5'' W x 6'' H
  • Recyclable PVC
  • Recommended for ages 7 years and up
  • Made in the USA
  • Difficulty level: 3 (out of 5)
CHOKING HAZARD: Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Package dimensions are 10" x 14"

About  Xiphias Gladius:
NAME: Xiphias Gladius, means "Swordfish".
Pronounced: Zee - fies  gla - dee - us.
Named by: Carolous Linnaeus in 1758.
DIET: Carnivore (meat-eater).
SIZE: Average adult height; They commonly reach 9.8ft in length.The maximum length of 14.9 ft and a maximum weight of 1433 lb.
WHERE IT LIVED: Swordfish are found in the Indian, Atlantic, Pacific Oceans. They prefer warmer waters, but they will generally migrate to warmer waters in winter and cooler waters in the summer.
FOSSILS: Xiphias Gladius was first found and described by Carolus Linnaeus who is also considered the father of Taxonomy in the 1700s, he developed a way to name and organize species that we still use today.
INTERESTING FACTS: The swordfish is oviparous and as a result reproduction happens through spawning. A single female swordfish can lay anywhere between 1,000,000 and 30,000,000 eggs at a time.