Centipede

Centipede
Scolopendra polymorpha

Phylum: Arthropoda; Class: Chilopoda

Size: approx 6 in. (this one)

Date: 2000

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Notes: These critters are capable of injecting venom through a pair of claws beneath the head. They have one pair of legs per body segment (15 or more in an adult, but not 50) and can reach a foot in length in this area. They are carniverous, feeding on smaller invertebrates. Non-venomous, herbivorous millipedes are smaller and generally have two pairs of legs per body segment.