Bivalve oyster shell

This specimen has been broken and repaired at some time. Oysters are the most common bivalves to be found in the local rocks  They are different from other bivalves in that their shell is composed of many fine layers built up one upon another.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve oyster shell

Scientific name

Ostrea

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Shales with beef

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.37