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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Arthropoda
 
Arthropods
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Subphylum Tracheata
Class Collembola
Springtails

Class Insecta
Mangrove Moth
Sea Skater Halovelia

Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Pycnogonida (Pantopoda)
Sea Spider

Class Arachnida
Marine Spider Desis

Class Merostomata
Subclass Xiphosura
Horseshoe Crab

Subphylum Crustacea
Arthropods
Arthropods have segmented limbs and an external skeleton. Nearly all marine ones belong to the subphylum Crustacea.

Subphylum Tracheata
This subphylum is characterised by the presence of a tracheal system which is used for breathing atmospheric air. Members of the subphylum include those in the Class Colembola and Insecta.

Subphylum Chelicerate
Members of this subphylum have pincer-like appendages on the head called chelicerae which are mainly used for feeding. They usually breathe by means of special structures called "book-gills". Members of the subphylum include those in the Class Pcynogonida, Arachnida and Merostomata.
Introduction
Shore environment
 
From A Guide to Seashore Life by Dr Leo W H Tan and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP

@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre