From Pikmin Fanon
Family Flint beetle

The Sandsnapper is a species of flint beetle that resides within sand.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of the Sandsnapper.

In Pikmin: Distant Planet

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Distant Planet
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Sandsnapper The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Flint beetle
Carry weight N/A
Attacks Eats Pikmin

The Sandsnapper is a round insect in Pikmin: Distant Planet that remains buried in the sand around it. When it senses prey overhead, it pops up for a brief instant and snaps up any food, such as Pikmin, it can find. If there is none, it turns around and burrows back down to set its trap again. It is able to sense prey by leaving the tips of its antennae just barely above the surface, giving away its position to a keen eye. The safe method of dealing with a Sandsnapper is to throw Purple Pikmin close, but not too close, to its location. It'll stun the creature and awkwardly push it out of the ground, where it can be beaten before it burrows again. Alternately, although more difficult, one can have a Pikmin swiftly dodge the attack and then beat the creature before it can retreat.