Kōrero: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

A sand hopper

A sand hopper

Sand hoppers are easy to find amongst patches of seaweed cast up on sandy beaches. They jump out when the seaweed is disturbed. Their bodies are flattened from side to side, and they have powerful hind legs for jumping.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Lesser known groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8253/a-sand-hopper (accessed 18 August 2019)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006