Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas)

Series of top view illustrations of the Giant African Millipede

The Giant African Millipede (Archispirostreptus gigas) is a widespread millipede species in lowland parts of East Africa, from Mozambique to Kenya. It mostly lives in forests, but it is also found in costal habitats that have a few trees. The species has approximately 256 legs, but the number of legs changes with each molting, so there is variation according to each individual. The Giant African Millipede has two main modes of defense when threatened; it curls into a tight spiral to expose the hard exoskeleton, or it secretes a liquid from the pores on their body.

The Giant African Millipede has an overall length between 11”-13.4” (28-34 cm), width of .6”-.75” (15-19 mm), and weight of 6.4-9.6 oz (181-272 g). The typical lifespan of the Giant African Millipede is between 7-10 years.

Details

*Under Development*

Height:
Width:
.6”-.75” | 15-19 mm
Depth:
Length:
11”-13.4” | 28-34 cm
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Weight:
6.4-9.6 oz | 181-272 g
Area:
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Scientific Name:
Archispirostreptus gigas
Lifespan:
7-10 years

Properties

Drawings include:

Giant African Millipede top view, side

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Myriapods refer to terrestrial animals under the subphylum arthropods. They include millipedes, centipedes, pseudo centipedes, and among others. These animals are identified by bodies separated into many segments having a head and a trunk. They may also have many legs or fewer than ten legs.

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15.000
10.00
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1.000
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