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ARTHROPODA Latreille, 1829 (arthropods)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Phylum)

CHELICERATA Heymons, 1901 (a subphylum of arthropods)
ARACHNIDA (mites, spiders, false scorpions, harvestmen etc.), eg: Dolomedes fimbriatus (Raft Spider) - With Hoverfly prey - dorsal view - close-up PYCNOGONIDA (sea spiders), eg: Unidentified Achelia (Unidentified A Genus Of Sea Spiders) - Dorsal view
Subphylum 173 subtaxa 176 ident refs
CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)
BRANCHIOPODA (branchiopods), eg: Daphnia (Daphnia) obtusa (a water flea) - Female - lateral view MALACOSTRACA (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.), eg: Cancer pagurus (Edible Crab) - Shed shell (male) - dorsal view NOTOSTRACA (ORDER) (an order of crustaceans), eg: Triops longicaudatus (a triops) - Dorsal view OSTRACODA (ostracods, mussel shrimps), eg: Unidentified Ostracoda (Unidentified Ostracods, Mussel Shrimps) - Lateral view
Subphylum 98 subtaxa 138 ident refs
HEXAPODA (insects and other 6-legged organisms)
ENTOGNATHA (springtails, proturans and diplurans), eg: Anurida maritima (a springtail) - Dorsal view INSECTA (true insects), eg: Saturnia pavonia (Emperor Moth) - Female adult - dorsal view
Subphylum 3144 subtaxa 2925 ident refs
MAXILLOPODA Dahl, 1956 (a class of crustaceans)
CALANOIDA (calanoid copepods), eg: Unidentified Calanoida (Unidentified Calanoid Copepods) - Dorsal view CYCLOPOIDA (cylopoid copepods), eg: Eucyclops agilis (a freshwater copepod) - Dorsal view HARPACTICOIDA (an order of copepods), eg: Unidentified Harpacticoida (Unidentified An Order Of Copepods) - Lateral view THECOSTRACA (barnacles), eg: Perforatus perforatus (an acorn barnacle) - Barnacle - cirri deployed
Class 24 subtaxa 30 ident refs
MYRIAPODA (myriapods)
CHILOPODA (centipedes), eg: Lithobius (Lithobius) variegatus (a stone centipede) - Top view DIPLOPODA (millipedes), eg: Tachypodoiulus niger (White-legged Snake Millipede) - Dorsal view
Subphylum 22 subtaxa 15 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Chinery, M., 1986 Insects of Britain and Western Europe
Chinery, M., 2007 Insects of Britain and Western Europe


Skidmore, P., 1991 Insects of the British Cow-Dung Community


Fish, J.D. & Fish, S., 2011 A Student's Guide to the Seashore

Photo collections

Členovci - arthropoda: Členovci - arthropoda

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 1150 general literature references to ARTHROPODA (arthropods)

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BioInfo BioInfo ( has 17867 feeding and other relationships of ARTHROPODA (arthropods)

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