Sponge

Sponge bed

Most sponges live in the sea, fixed in one position throughout their adulthood. They filter the water for food, so prefer water with a current. Some Inferior Oolite beds are crowded with sponges. This form of sponge grew in concentric shapes.

Find out more on the sponges page.

Common name

Sponge

Scientific name

Craterospongia concentrica

Type

Other


Strata

Inferior Oolite, Craterospongia Bed

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

170 million years

Where found

Horn Park Quarry, Beaminster

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.01495