Giant African Millipede
Giant African Millipede: Archispirostreptus gigas
Distribution and Habitat
Tropical West Africa
Rainforest floor, under logs and leaf litter
Brown or black, round, segmented body with two pairs of legs per body segment.
They can be up to 12 inches long and have 300-400 legs!
Millipede waste acts as fertilizer to help rainforest plants grow.
Unlike centipedes, millipedes have weak jaws so they do not bite to protect themselves.