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Description

 Strigamia maritima is a centipede, its worm-like body is divided into a head and a trunk. The trunk is subdivided into segments, all but two of which have a pair of walking legs. Segment number may vary between Strigamia maritima individuals. The first pair of modified legs are poison claws on the head. The last pair are strong and brightly coloured and used in display. It has two pairs of antennae coming off the head region.
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Distribution

Widely distributed. Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden
  • Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.
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Ecology

Habitat

Littoral zone: in shingle, under rocks, in crevices, etc. Common and often in found in large numbers
  • UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms
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 Strigamia maritima is a littoral and supralittoral species found in a variety of coastal habitats.
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