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Chilopods Arthropods Invertebrates Animal Kingdom, Fauna.

General characters

Chilopods are a class of mandibulated arthropods, with an elongated and depressed body divided into segments with a pair of legs each.
 The head consists of a pair of antennae, simple eyes or ocelli, a pair of jaws and two pairs of jaws.
 The legs of the first segment are transformed into strong maxillipeds called "forcicles" that end in a nail, with which they inoculate venom from their venomous gland.
 They are carnivorous and predatory land animals.
 They are equipped with a tracheal respiratory system.
 Circulation with dorsal heart and peripheral vessels.

 All species are long and thin legs.
 They live mostly in warm countries.
 They feed on flies and other insects.

Some common species:

Centipede (Litobius forticatus) (4 cm.)
Geophile (Haplophilus).
Scutígera or sliding (Scutigera coleoptrata)
Scolopendra cingulata.


It is a flattened body kilopod and a variable number of segments (20 to 40) with a pair of legs on each.
  The first pair is at the service of the mouth, is poisonous and is called forcipulas.   The antennas are long.
   There are common species of about 10 cm but other tropical species can reach 30 cm in length, whose bite can be dangerous.
  They are predators and feed on small animals.
  They live under the stones and are very carniboras.

Typical species: Scolopendra cingulata.

Scolopendra head
Head Scolopendra cingulata
a Antennas
k First maxilla
p1 First pair of legs.
p2 Second pair of legs.


It attacks worms and worms by curling in its body. Some are luminescent (10 cm.)
  They have more than 25 pairs of legs.
  Yellow color and very elongated body.
  The last pair of divergent legs in the direction of the body axis.

Myriapod milpies
Myriapod milpies

Other information about fauna in Aragón:

A small list of species in Aragon would be the following:

Vertebrates Invertebrates








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