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Beach arthropod - Anurida maritima

Beach arthropod - Anurida maritima
Coral Gables, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
March 20, 2017
Size: ~5mm
Lots of these found under rocks at the shore at Matheson Hammock. Looks like a nymph form of something to me, but not exactly aquatic.


Anurida maritima
Order = Poduromorpha
Family = Neanuridae
Subfamily = Pseudachorutinae

Moved from ID Request.

Order Entomobryomorpha - Elongate-bodied Springtails

In dorsal aspect, count the number of body segments.
If 9, as in this specimen, order = Poduromorpha.
If less than 9, order = Entomobryomorpha.
Both orders are elongate-bodied Collembola.

Thanks everyone. Amazing that it can tolerate saltwater.

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