Talitrus saltator · sausumos šoniplauka

  • sand hopper
  • Strandfloh
  • sausumos šoniplauka, smėlio blusa, smėlinė šoniplauka
  • liedaga lēcējvēzis
  • zmieraczek plażowy

Talitrus saltator is found around the coasts of the North Sea and north-east Atlantic Ocean from southern Norway to the Mediterranean Sea. In most of its range, its daily cycle is strongly linked to the tides, with daily migrations of up to 100 metres. Their diet is composed chiefly of the rotting seaweed which accumulates on the strandline. T. saltator is an important food source for shore birds.