Sand Dollars are often bleached white by the sun and are easily mistaken for washed up silver coins glinting in the sunlight, hence the name.
With a flattened circular body and showing the typical five-star pattern, sand dollars are related to sea urchins and sea cucumbers.
They live partly burrowed on the sandy sea floor in the area between high tide and low tide and are found at depths of 30 to 40 feet.
Also known as pansy shells in South African waters and sea cookies or snapper biscuits in New Zealand, the sand dollar is widespread in all oceans and those in particular of the Northern Hemisphere.
As a natural product there may be a variation in colour.
Sold in packs containing five sand dollars.
Size: approx Ø 3 cm