Sponge

Here is a good example of this sponge, showing the shape that gives it the specific name ‘tulipa’. Such specimens are not found very often.When complete, the sponge would have had a long ‘stem’, looking just like a flower.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Siphonia tulipa

Type

Other


Strata

Chalk, Upper

Time period

Upper Cretaceous

Age

80 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis area

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1998.31.7