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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Athropoda | Subphylum Tracheata | Class Collembola
  Photo by Tan Bee HongSpringtails
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).
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