Tubeworm

This tiny tubeworm lived on a Goniorhynchia brachiopod. Tubeworms, as the name suggests, are worms that protect themselves by living in a hard tube which they secrete around their body. They all start small, obviously, while most need a hard surface to attach to and the brachiopod shell provided that.

Find out more on the tubeworms page.

Common name

Tubeworm

Scientific name

Serpula

Type

Other


Strata

Forest Marble

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Herbury, near Langton Herring

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01998