Snake centipedes or garden centipedes are the pale red or brownish Geophilus and Haplophilus, which have very narrow and elongated bodies up to 7 cm long, 30 legs when fully grown, born with 15. They are found in soil and leaf litter, often exposed when turning-over garden soil. They are harmless to humans. Garden centipedes have venom claws behind their heads to attack prey which includes cockroaches and spiders.
Morphology, taxonomy and distribution of Diphyonyx gen. n., a lineage of geophilid centipedes with unusually shaped claws (Chilopoda: Geophilidae)
Apr 01, 2008; Key words. Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae, Diphyonyx, new genus, Diphyonyx conjungens, morphology, taxonomy, geographical...