Bivalve shell

This an eccentric and quite distinctive bivalve. In common with other molluscs, bivalves have a mantle which surrounds the soft parts and secretes the protective shell. They also have a muscular foot which anchors them to the sea bed or other surfaces.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Ceromyopsis striata

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Corallian Group, Trigonia Clavellata Beds

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Abbotsbury

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.04958