Sponge

The sponge texture is very clear on this specimen. Many sponges are only partially-preserved, but the texture of the body can be quite distinctive.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Spongia hexactinellis

Type

Other


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

105 million years

Where found

Unknown

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.07367