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Petrobius maritimus

(Petrobius maritimus)

Description

Petrobius maritimus, the shore bristletail or sea bristletail, is a species of Archaeognatha found on rocky shores from the Mediterranean Sea to the North Sea . Individuals may grow up to 15 mm and are grey in colour, with long bristly antennae and a triple forked tail .

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Insecta
Order:Archaeognatha
Family:Machilidae
Genus:Petrobius
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