Bousfields Marsh Hopper


The Bousfields Marsh Hopper is a naturally rare, small marine amphipod (a type of crustacean).

The species has an extremely limited distribution and despite active searching in other areas, Bousfields Marsh Hopper appears to be confined to a single population living in the mangroves along South West Rocks Creek.

The Bousfields Marsh Hopper is listed as a vulnerable species in NSW. Heavy penalties apply for harming, possessing, buying or selling Bousfields Marsh Hopper, or for damaging their habitat.

Topics in this Primefact include:

  • Description
  • Habitat and ecology
  • Why is the Bousfields Marsh Hopper threatened?
  • Conservation and recovery actions
  • Legal implications


Primefact 1233 Second Edition

Published: Dec 2018