General Description

Body with 21-23 pairs of legs and a similar number of segments. Last pair of legs longer and thicker than the other legs. Up to 10 cm long.


These centipedes are fast-moving predators, feeding on other invertebrates and, occasionally, small frogs and lizards. They grasp prey with their last pair of legs and immobilise it by biting.


Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Under rocks, between the bark of trees, in soil and in leaf litter.

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