Sponge

This was a boring sponge which lived in the cavities it created inside the shells of other creatures. Here, the shell has dissolved away, leaving a cast of the space it occupied.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Entobia cretacea

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

100 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1998.31.6