Fish

Armoured fish

Most fish back in the Jurassic period had a bony skeleton and thick enamel scales to protect them from predators.That’s why they are preserved in such a life-like condition. Nearly all modern fish have done away with the armoured scales in favour of speed and agility. 

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Common name

Fish

Scientific name

Dapedium

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Lower Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

195 million years

Where found

Lyme Regis

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00200