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Family Talitridae - Beach Hoppers

Lots of dead bugs! - Arcitalitrus sylvaticus Unknown Amphipod from San Francisco, CA - Arcitalitrus sylvaticus Salt marsh amphipod - Traskorchestia traskiana beach hopper - Americorchestia longicornis Americorchestia megalophthalma? - Americorchestia megalophthalma Strange Amphipod Strange Amphipod Amphipod? - Arcitalitrus sylvaticus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Peracarida (Peracarida (Amphipods and Isopods))
Order Amphipoda (Amphipods)
Suborder Senticaudata
Family Talitridae (Beach Hoppers)
Other Common Names
Sand hoppers, sand fleas, lawn shrimp, land hoppers
Habitat
They live near or above the high water mark. During the day they mostly shelter in burrows in the sand or under seaweed washed ashore but at night they hop around in search of detritus (comment here).
Remarks
Males have a large second gnathopod.