Fish

This small specimen is preserved in a block of shale. When preserved this way, they are extremely fragile, and do not survive for long if exposed to the elements. Pholidophorus, a relative of modern herring, is the most commonly found fish in the local rocks.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Pholidophorus cf bechei

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Blue Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.194