Sandhoppers


sandhopper

Sandhoppers are tiny animals about the size of a jelly bean and are related to crabs and lobsters. In the day time they like to dig themselves just under the sand to stay out of the hot sun. Sometimes you will see them jumping, and if you are quick enough you may be able to catch one in your hand. At night time they crawl out and eat tiny pieces of dead animals on the beach. Some people call sandhoppers beach fleas.

gammarella berringar
Gammarella Berringar

common sandhopper
Common Sandhopper

ceradocus dooliba
Ceradocus Dooliba

hippomedon denticulatus
Hippomedon Denticulatus

byblis mildura
Byblis Mildura


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