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Noun1.sandhopper - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleassandhopper - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches
amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean
genus Orchestia, Orchestia - type genus of the family Orchestiidae
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Population biology and secondary production of the sandhopper Pseudorchestoidea brasiliensis (Amphipoda: Talitridae) at Prainha beach, Brazil.
We evaluated the role of temperature in shaping early ontogeny in the sandhopper Talorchestia capensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda), investigating within-brood and among-female variation in the size of the eggs.
Scientists at the New Zealand Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (IWAR) on board the RV Kaharoa discovered the 30cm creature, believed to be related to the land-based sandhopper, deep in the Kermadic Trench.
I could be a plover, a palomino, a viper with a voice like chiffon, a sandhopper out of the dunes, small enough to hide behind a raindrop.
Population biology and secondary production of the sandhopper Pseudorchestoidea hrasillensis (Amphipoda: Talitridae) at Prainha Beach, Brazil.
QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: What kind of creature is the sandhopper or beach flea?
The sandhopper Talitrus saltator (Montague) is known to use clues from the sky for orientation irrespective of whether the sun is visible or not (Pardi and Papi, 1952, 1953; Ugolini et al.
Across the country, plastic straws are known to pose a danger to creatures such as sandhoppers, barnacles, blue mussels, shore crabs and lugworm.
It is generally a wader of the rocky shore and uses its short pick-axe bill to lever up small stones so as to feed upon sandhoppers, small crabs and molluscs that lie beneath.
Dr Richard Thompson, of the University of Plymouth, has studied how plastic degrades in the water and how tiny marine organisms such as barnacles and sandhoppers respond.
He also finds toads feeding on sandhoppers along the strandline in Northumberland; a solitary bee that lays its eggs in empty snail shells; and Arctic terns, whose chicks have just three months to grow before undertaking their epic voyage to the Antarctic.