Bathysquilla wetherelli






Comments / Synonyms

STOMOTOPODA Latreille, 1817

SQUILLIDAE Latreille, 1803

BATHYSQUILLA Manning, 1963

Bathysquilla wetherelli

(Woodward, 1879)

Squilla wetherelli Woodward, 1879

Extremely rare on Sheppey, more often associated from Division B1/B2 of the London clay. It is unusual for the body carapace to preserve, but in the example below, the three split segments at the top right of the nodule are the remains of the body section. Bathysquilla is characterised by the smooth, polished nature of the tail section.
Two specimens on one phosphatic nodule
Preserved on a septarian cement stone (possibly a different species)
A beach worn example