Tubeworm

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This is a fantastic little tubeworm with a superb name; Serpula vertebralis, due to its superficial similarity to a row of vertebrae or backbones.

Find out more on the tubeworms page.

Common name

Tubeworm

Scientific name

Serpula vertebralis

Type

Other


Strata

Oxford Clay

Time period

Upper Jurassic

Age

160 million years

Where found

Weymouth

Found by

Unknown

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.02689+90