Percoid Fish Tooth
Species Name: Percoid fish tooth
Age: Eocene, Bracklesham Beds, 55 to 33 Mya.
Location: Lee on Solent, Hampshire
Percoid fish tooth collected from the Eocene Bracklesham Beds in Lee on Solent, Hampshire. The Percoids are a suborder of the order Perciformes; perches, snappers, basses, whitings and many more fish belong to this suborder. These teeth are very delicate and small, they measure between 2 and 5 mm in size and are supplied in small plastic bags with an information label. The Bracklesham beds in which these teeth were found are well known among paleontologists and fossil collectors in Britain; they have yielded over 160 different species of fish and the beds continue to be productive today despite having been pillaged by collectors for over 100 years.