Reproductive Biology

Courtship and sperm transfer have not been seen, but sper-matophores are bean-shaped with a tough, multilayered wall as in Scolopendra. Another species, C. hyalinus, has a brood size of 7-9 eggs.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

Cryptops hortensis Pachymerium ferrugineum

Earth centipede

Pachymerium ferrugineum

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