|Kingdom Animale | Phylum Athropoda | Subphylum Tracheata | Class Collembola|
They occur in large numbers on most substrates, feeding on organic matter during low tide. They are air breathers, hiding in air pockets during high tide. They have a special structure on their abdomen called a furcula. This can flip or snap downwards violently, propelling the animals upward, hence their common name. (Length 0.1-0.4cm).
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