Definition of sandhopper in English:

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sandhopper

Pronunciation: /ˈsandhɒpə/

noun

A small crustacean of the seashore which typically lives among seaweed and leaps when disturbed. Also called sand flea.
  • Orchestia and other genera, order Amphipoda.
Example sentences
  • The high productivity is evident everywhere - huge rubbery masses of kelp washed up on the beaches, attracting swarms of sandhoppers and the birds that feed on them, including the elegant African black oystercatcher.
  • People standing near the edge of this angular structure look as small as sandhoppers from where we are.
  • Zonal recovery is a prompt escape towards the sea performed by sandhoppers under stressful environmental conditions.

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