Although the name "centipede" means "100 legs," this is a misnomer. Centipedes always have an odd number of leg pairs, so regardless of the species, a centipede never has 100 legs.
Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment. Some species of centipedes are born with as few as 14 segments and leg pairs, and acquire additional segments and pairs each time they molt, while other species are born with a full set of segments and legs. During molting, centipedes have the ability to regenerate any legs that they lose.Learn more about Bugs