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Lesueur's Sanddollar

Peronella lesueuri

Sanddollars are strange disc-shaped, flattened echinoderms that are related to the sea urchins, often found dead on the beach. When alive, Lesueur’s Sanddollar has tube feet arranged like petals on the upper surface, which is covered in numerous small spines. This species may be brown, orange or red and can grow up to 10 cm in diameter. Its natural habitat is living on sand to water depths of about 70 m, feeds on detritus (decaying matter).

Lesueur’s Sanddollar is found throughout the tropical Indo-West Pacific.

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