Petrobius maritimus

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Petrobius maritimus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Archaeognatha
Family: Machilidae
Genus: Petrobius
Species: P. maritimus
Binomial name
Petrobius maritimus
(Leach, 1809) [1]

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 .[2]

Individuals may grow up to 15 mm and are grey in colour, with long bristly antennae and a triple forked tail .[3]