Bycatch: Five-hole sand dollar

sand-dollar.jpg

Bycatch: Five-hole sand dollar

The five-hole sand dollar, Mellita quinquesperforata, is related to urchins and starfish.


Image Credit: FWC



FWC Facts:
A shrimp escapes predators by quickly pulling its abdomen in toward its carapace (body). This motion shoots it through the water backward.

Learn More at AskFWC