Spiriferid are brachiopods filtering feeders that fed on organic particles washed around by the ocean currents. The valves (each shell side) has pronounced folds and sulcus (furrow, fissures). They lived in mud by anchoring to the sea floor with a fleshy stalk called a pedicle that protruded from the shell’s hinge. Specimen from the South Coast of NSW.
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April 4, 2013 Author: Richard
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