Lepidotes – Fossil Fish scale


Cretaceous, 100 million years old
Tegama Formation, Kem Kem, Morocco

Lepidotes is an extinct genus of ray-finned fish from the Jurrassic period and early Cretaceous. It inhabited both freshwater lakes and shallow seas. The body was covered with thick, enamelled scales.


7.3 x 3.3 cm – 20 g