Animals living in the Coastal Sand Dunes habitat

Animals living in the Coastal Sand Dunes are usually small and go on with their lives without notice. They are most times so obscure we do not realize they are there but Costal Sand Dunes are a community of animals living in a special ecosystem. The environment of a Coastal Sand Dune is developed from sand blown in every direction reinforced by grass and rock creating shelter for creatures who flourish best in sandy areas. The Dunes are inhabited by Birds, insects and reptiles all taking shelter in these sandy fortresses the sea has not reached.

The unique sand dune gives shelter to both man and animals. The Dunes supply a place for animals to live and to thrive and they shelter people from Coastal waves during storms. Flowers grow on the dunes that may have difficulty in other places and animals and insects are able to live and hide from predators in the Sand Dunes, this frail accumulation of sand and brush can be washed away in a barrage of bad weather along with the inhabitants.

Walking along the Coast people listen to the sound of the waves as they roll over the sands but little thought is given to the tiny animals taking up residence in the Costal Sand Dunes. Pick any coastal region in the world and Sand Dunes will be there with their developing eco world but if more attention is not given to the world's beaches will they remain.


North american otter
California channel island fox
Fennec fox
African clawless otter
Black-backed jackal

Dasyuroid marsupials and marsupial carnivores

Butler's dunnart
Spotted-tailed quoll

Bandicoots and bilbies

Barred bandicoot


Four-toed jerboa
Mountain beaver
Namaqua dune mole rat
Cape dune mole rat
Hairy-footed gerbil
Anderson's gerbil
Grobben's gerbil
Western gerbil
Hoogstraal's gerbil
James's gerbil
Lataste's gerbil
Nigerian gerbil
Occidental gerbil
Pale gerbil
Sand gerbil
Greater egyptian jerboa

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