Bivalve shell

This is a reasonably obscure bivalve, with a tubeworm attached to its surface. Tubeworms protect themselves by living in a hard tube which they secrete around their body. They often attach themselves to hard surfaces such as other animals’ shells.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Velata

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Corallian Group, Ringstead Coral Bed

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Radipole

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02840