Definition of sandhopper in English:


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  • 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
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    • 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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