Habitat

Found on exposed beaches of fine sand backed by dunes. BEHAVIOR

Hoppers can jump along on the sand using the posterior part of the abdomen and the terminal uropods as a spring. Mature individuals make a burrow in the sand that can be 12 in (30 cm) deep. When storm waves pound the beach, these hoppers are known to take refuge in areas higher up on the shore. They tend to hide in their burrows most of the day. At sunset they hop along the shoreline looking for piles of seaweed or other matter washed up by the waves.

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