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Rhynchonella Brachiopod at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point

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Brachiopoda Rhynchonellida at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008
Brachiopoda Rhynchonellida at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008

Identification history

Fossils Brachiopoda Rhynchonellida 28 Jul 2018 mjjefferis
Unidentified 25 Jul 2018 JackieMiles

Author's notes

This bivalve seems to be the commonest fossil at this location.

2 comments

mjjefferis wrote:
   28 Jul 2018
This nice photo shows preservation of 270 million year old Brachiopod shell. This is common around Dolphin Point whereas most fossils around Ulladulla Harbour are moulds with little preservation of the original shell. To distinguish Brachiopod from Bivalve shells look at the symmetry. Brachiopods are symmerical about the centre line of the shell, Bivalves symmetrical about the join line of the two shells.
   29 Jul 2018
Except for scallops and oysters I guess. Anyway, having googled brachiopods I've now absorbed a tiny bit more knowledge about them, though most of the information was too dense with jargon to be intelligible. Good to know there are still a few lurking around out there in the ocean anyway.

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Nearby Sightings

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Tessellated Pavement (Tessellations) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 4 Mar 2019 Thalasseus bergii (Crested Tern) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 21 Jul 2016 Brachiopoda Rhynchonellida (Rhynchonella Brachiopod) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 May 2016 Bivalve .... Desmodont (Desmodont Shell) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008 Crinoidea (Crinoid or Sea Lily) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008 Hexacorallia Rugosa (Horned Coral) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008
Tessellated Pavement (Tessellations) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 4 Mar 2019
Thalasseus bergii (Crested Tern) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 21 Jul 2016
Brachiopoda Rhynchonellida (Rhynchonella Brachiopod) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 9 May 2016
Bivalve .... Desmodont (Desmodont Shell) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008
Crinoidea (Crinoid or Sea Lily) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008
Hexacorallia Rugosa (Horned Coral) at Wairo Beach and Dolphin Point - 26 Jul 2008

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Location

Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Cosmopolitan
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 16 - 100 Abundance
  • 26 Jul 2008 11:49 AM Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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