Bivalve shell

This bivalve oyster is not common, and good specimens like this are hard to find. It shows very deep ridging, from which its name is derived.

Find out more about bivalves on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Bivalve shell

Scientific name

Inoceramus sulcatus

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Upper Greensand

Time period

Lower Cretaceous

Age

110 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

W.D.Lang

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1997.35.12