A sand hopper (Amphitholina cuniculus)
|Researched by||Andrew Hosie||Refereed by||Admin|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Ampithoe cuniculus , Biancolina cuniculus|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandA rarely recorded species known from the southwest of the UK, the Isle of Man and southern Ireland.
Global distributionOnly recorded from the Atlantic coast of France outside of the UK.
HabitatAn intertidal and shallow subtidal species found on exposed coasts. Amphitholina cuniculus is associated with the holdfasts of seaweeds, in particular it is found to burrow into the edible seaweed, Alaria esculenta or bladderlocks.
- Bright green with red eyes.
- Body subcylindrical with globular head.
- Gnathopod 2 subchelate, propodus massive.
- Pereopod 5 with propodus and dactylus rotated 180°.
- Outer margin of uropod 3 exopod strongly serrated with 2 spines distally.
- Telson with distal recurved spines.
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Last Updated: 16/10/2008