Fish

What a whopper!

This is an extremely large specimen of Dapedium. Its preservation inside a hard limestone nodule means that some parts, especially the head and jaws, retain much of their three-dimensional structure. The tail and fins lay outside of the nodule, and so were not preserved.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Dapedium

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Black Ven Marls

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Black Ven, Lyme Regis

Found by

Pete Langham

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.10