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Sand dollars (Dendraster excentricus)

Sand dollars live below the average low water mark on top of or just beneath sandy or muddy surfaces. Spines on the somewhat flattened underside of the animal allow them to burrow or to slowly creep through the sand. Photographed at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.

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Keywords:exoskeleton, sdollars
Author Name:Ben Fertig
Author Company:IAN, UMCES
Date Created:01/26/2011
Media Type:Photo
Dimensions:1220 x 1036 pixels
File Size:1.77 MB