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Giant African Millipede

Archispirostreptus gigas

Alert! Roll in a ball!

  • It is the largest of the millipedes. The record is a millipede of 38.5 centimeters long and 2.1 centimeters in diameter.
  • It possesses two means of defense. It rolls in a ball and secretes an irritating liquid, reminiscent of iodine, by the pores of its body.