Saldidae, also known as shore bugs, are a family of insects in the order Hemiptera (true bugs). They are oval-shaped and measure 2–8 mm (0.08–0.31 in) when mature. Typically they are found near shorelines or the marginal growths near water. They can flee by leaping or taking flight. There are about 350 recognized species with the majority from the Nearctic and Palearctic.