Animal Species:Blind Scolopendrid Centipede
This centipede is orange-brown in colour and is usually found in and beneath rotting logs.
This centipede is orange-brown in colour and is usually found in and beneath rotting logs. Like other scolopendrid centipedes, the Blind Scolopendrid Centipede has 21 pairs of legs. The last pair is equipped with small blade-like spines for catching prey. With no eyes, it finds its way using sensory hairs on its antennae.
Blind Scolopendrid Centipedes are found in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia. Also in New Zealand and Loyalty Islands (New Caledonia).
Blind Scolopendrid Centipedes live in forests (wet sclerophyll and rainforest).