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Land Crustaceans

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The most popularly known land crustaceans are land crabs. They are found in many parts of the world, but not in England. More widely distributed than land crabs and very common in England are two types of small crustaceans known as woodlice and sandhoppers. These are small creatures which most people know of (the woodlice in gardens and sandhoppers on the beach), but not many people know much about their habits. Even few know that these small creatures are in fact crustaceans. In our A-Z we have covered one species of woodlice found in England: the Common Woodlouse and we will be writing about the Pill Woodlouse at a later date. We have also written about one species of sandhopper which is the Common Sandhopper.

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Sandhopper

Sandhopper

The Sandhopper is a small land crustacean that is also known as the Sand Flea or the Beach Flea. It has the name ‘Sandhopper’ because it hops or leaps on the sand wh

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Woodlouse (Common)

Woodlouse (Common)

The Common Woodlouse is also known as the Sowbug. It is a crustacean that lives on land, unlike other crustaceans such as the crab and the lobster that live in the sea.

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