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Index of flora
Index of fauna
Kingdom Animale | Phylum Athropoda | Subphylum Tracheata | Class Insecta
  Photo by Kang NeeSea Skater

Family Veliidae

These small insects (length 0.3-0.4cm) use the water film in calm waters to move around and probably feed on small organisms on or near the surface.

A larger relative, Halobates, is found in the open seas.
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