Bony Fish
Fossils of fish are fairly uncommon on Sheppey, and complete specimens are almost unheard of. They are usually preserved as either Heads, body (vertabral) sections or individual teeth or vertebra. These are probably the ugliest fish fossils in the world. The teeth are identifiable, but the vertebra are almost impossible to identify to species level. They are not flattened like most fish fossils but are always 3 dimensional, mostly distorted in some way. This can make identification very difficult. The fish heads are often damaged by wave action adding to the difficulties of identification.
Fish morphology