Mellita quinquiesperforata

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Mellita quinquiesperforata
Sand Dollar.jpg
Live M. quinquiesperforata, Pacific coast, Costa Rica
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Echinodermata
Class: Echinoidea
Order: Clypeasteroida
Family: Mellitidae
Genus: Mellita
Species: M. quinquiesperforata
Binomial name
Mellita quinquiesperforata
(Leske, 1778)

Mellita quinquiesperforata (Leske, 1778) is a tropical species of sand dollar, a flat, round marine animal related to sea urchins, starfish, and other echinoderms.

Live M. quinquiesperforata (underside)