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Taxonomic Details for Mellita quinquiesperforata

Systematic Resumé:
KingdomAnimalia
SubkingdomBilateria
InfrakingdomDeuterostomia
PhylumEchinodermata
SubphylumEchinozoa
ClassEchinoidea
SubclassEuechinoidea
SuperorderGnathostomata
OrderClypeasteroida
SuborderScutellina
FamilyMellitidae
GenusMellita
SpeciesMellita quinquiesperforata
Common Name: sand dollar
Authority: (Leske, 1778)
ITIS TSN: 158020   (click on the taxonomic serial number to view the ITIS web page)
Habitats: Habitat Type: Beach/Subtidal, Salinity Zone: Marine
GCE Contact: Steven C. Pennings, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

Mellita quinquiesperforata
Mellita (dead individual without spines). Photo Steve Pennings

Mellita quinquiesperforata
Mellita (live individual with spines). They live subtidally but dead ones will wash up on the beach. Photo Steve Pennings

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.