F5411 Plectodiscus

Plectodiscus discoideus


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Product Description

Early Devonian

Hunsruck Shale

Bundenbach , Germany

65mm preserved in pyrite on 130mm slab from the famous Hunsruck Slates of the Devonian of Germany. Plectodiscus is thought to be a “By the Wind Sailor” (velellid hydrozoan), a type of jellyfish that floats at the surface of the water via a chitinous float like a pool toy. Unlike a pool toy, living species of velellids have a deadly sting and are voracious predators of fish and small marine creatures!

Jellyfish, Budenbach

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Weight 550 g