Jump to content

Recommended Posts

bjkibz    3
bjkibz

Found this sponge on the beach in Beach Haven, NJ. Wondering if anyone could tell me if its modern or Pleistocene (I ask bc I have heard of Pleistocene fossils being found off of NJ's coastline

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

Two more angles

image.jpeg

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Al Dente    1,517
Al Dente

Not a sponge but the holes are cause by a boring sponge, I think Cliona is the name of the boring sponge. The part you are holding is the center of a gastropod.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Spinosaurus    20
Spinosaurus

i think its a shell too

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bjkibz    3
bjkibz
32 minutes ago, Al Dente said:

Not a sponge but the holes are cause by a boring sponge, I think Cliona is the name of the boring sponge. The part you are holding is the center of a gastropod.

Thanks. I'm guessing it would be modern then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
BobWill    437
BobWill

I agree with gastropod columella.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
WhodamanHD    349
WhodamanHD
23 minutes ago, bjkibz said:

Thanks. I'm guessing it would be modern then?

I would say so.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bjkibz    3
bjkibz

Thanks all for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guguita    138
Guguita

I love poriferans:wub::wub:!
That's entobia (Clionaid sponges eroded a gastropod shell element- a process called bioerosion),IMO .

Regards,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×