Belemnite

Additional images

The broken front end of this belemnite shows the shape of the cavity that held the gas-filled phragmocone. This gave the creature neutral buoyancy to aid stability in the water.

Find out more on the molluscs page.

Common name

Belemnite

Scientific name

Passaloteuthis apicurvata

Type

Molluscs > Cephalopods


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

190 million years

Where found

Near Charmouth

Found by

James Harrison

Museum

Lyme Regis Museum

Accession number

L.1973.118