Fish

This average-sized specimen is beautifully preserved, missing just a small part of the tail. It was found in a layer of rock known as Langs’ Fish Bed which sounds very promising, but actually fish are rarely found there.

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Dapedium

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Blue Lias, Langs' Fish Bed, Saurian Shales

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

200 million years

Where found

Church Cliffs, Lyme Regis

Found by

Tom Loughlin

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.2013.11