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Any of various small amphipod crustaceans of the family Talitridae that live on sandy beaches and hop somewhat like fleas. Also called sand hopper.
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(Animals) another name for the sand hopper
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any of various tiny crustaceans that inhabit beaches and that jump like fleas.
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|Noun||1.||beach flea - small amphipod crustaceans that hop like fleas; common on ocean beaches|
amphipod - a kind of malacostracan crustacean
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