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Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
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Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Note 15 pairs of legs

General: Centipedes are arthropods with a hard exoskeleton. They are segmented, flattened, worm-like creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. All centipedes have a pair of venom claws formed from the first appendage. Centipedes have 15 or 21 pairs of legs (the first are hard to see because they are modified as pinchers).

Feeding: Centipedes are strictly predators, feeding on most anything they can catch.

Taxonomy: Subphylum Myriapoda, Class Chilopoda, with five orders.

Centipede
Note 21 pairs of legs

Note: Centipedes use venom to subdue their prey, and they can deliver a nasty bite to humans.

Compare with the slower moving, herbivorous millipedes that have two pairs of legs per segment.

Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Note 21 pairs of legs
Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Note 21 pairs of legs
Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Note 21 pairs of legs
Centipedes (Class Chilopoda)
Note 21 pairs of legs
Centipede
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Tiger Centipede (Scolopendra polymorpha)
Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate.
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