African Arthropods

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The extant Arthropoda of Africa can be subdivided into four Subphyla (and about 15 Classes). This classification is that followed by iNaturalist (July 2022).

African Chelicerates - Including mites, harvestmen, solifuges, spiders, tailless whip scorpions, and sea spiders.

African Crustaceans - Including branchiopods, barnacles, crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, fish lice, tongue worms, and ostracods.

African Hexapods - Including springtails and insects.

African Myriapods - Including centipedes, millipedes, pauropodans, and symphylans.

Subphylum Chelicerata Edit

Subphylum Crustacea Edit

  • Class Malacostraca — Malacostracans, including crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, prawns, woodlice, amphipods, and mantis shrimp
  • Subclass [[w:Mystacocarida|Mystacocarida] — Mystacocaridans

Subphylum Hexapoda Edit

  • Class Entognatha — Entognathans, including springtails

Subphylum Myriapoda Edit

See Also Edit