The fossil fish can be adopted for £50 for 1 year or £125 for 3 years.
Jurassic Fish (Mackerel 145 to 200 million years ago) Dapedium Sp. Location Charmouth, Dorset, UK (Pronounced: Da–pee–dee–um)
The Dapedium genus of fish was among the most common in the seas of the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic. The body was covered with armoured scales while the skull was also armoured with dermal plates. The fins were small in relation to its body, which suggests that Dapedium were not especially fast swimming fish. Dapedium was a carnivorous fish with small but robust teeth and additional crushing teeth on the palate. A solitary predator, it lived on a diet of molluscs and crustaceans.
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