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Physical Description

These invertebrates have long thin bodies made of many segments, protected by an exoskeleton. Each segment has two pairs of legs. They have a pair of antennae on their head, and chewing mouthparts. Most have glands along their body that make toxic compounds to discourage predators. Most millipedes are darkly colored, but some very toxic ones are bright.

Other Physical Features: bilateral symmetry

Sexual Dimorphism: sexes alike


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Source: BioKIDS Critter Catalog

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