Tubeworm

Tubeworms protect themselves by secreting a hard tube around their bodies. The tube is made of a tough substance called chitin (the same substance that makes up the shells of lobsters and crabs). 

Find out more on the tubeworms page.

Common name

Tubeworm

Scientific name

Serpula

Type

Other


Strata

Unknown

Time period

Middle Jurassic

Age

165 million years

Where found

Buckshaw near Holwell

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02276