Overview

Brief Summary

Ecology

A widespread terrestrial species frequently recorded from seashore locations.
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Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Exotic

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Wikipedia

Geophilus flavus

Geophilus flavus is a species of centipede in the family Geophilidae.[2] The Geophilidae (like other members of Geophilomorpha) are called soil centipedes. It is terrestrial and commonly found at seashore locations.[1]

Description[edit]

Specimens are yellow in colour, have 49–57 pairs of legs, and may grow up to 45 millimetres (1.8 in) in length.[3][2]

Diet[edit]

These centipedes feed on other invertebrates in their environment, including other arthropods and earthworms.

Reproduction[edit]

The females lay clutches of 50-60 eggs in soil or rotten wood. They stand guard over the eggs until the offspring is born. The females sometimes lick the eggs to protect them from fungi. [4]


Distribution[edit]

This species is found across Europe, and has been introduced into North America and Australia.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b A. D. Barber (2012). "Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)". In A. D. Barber. World database of littoral Myriapoda. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Tasmanian Multipedes: Geophilomorpha". Polydesmida.info. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  3. ^ "Macro Photos - Chilopoda (centipedes) - Geophilus flavus". Insectmacros.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09. 
  4. ^ http://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MesozoicLife/conversations/topics/1215
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Names and Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Comments: Includes Necrophloeophagus longicornis. Necrophloeophagus is sometimes cited as a subgenus (Mercurio 2010).

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