Fish

This large, partially-crushed skull shows toothed jaws and gill-like ‘rakers’. The whole fish would have been just under one metre in length, but just the skull was preserved in a nodule. The rest was probably lost to erosion.

Find out more on the fish page.

Common name

Fish

Type

Vertebrates > Fish


Strata

Lias

Time period

Lower Jurassic

Age

185 million years

Where found

Charmouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.00326