One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A small crustacean of the seashore which typically lives among seaweed and leaps when disturbed.
Orchestia and other genera, order AmphipodaAlso called sand flea
- ‘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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