What kind of centipede Is this? It looks like it has about 21 pairs of legs as far as I can tell.
A relatively large centipede that we discovered underneath a cover board. It scurried off as I snapped a few photos of it.
Based on the size of the snake hook in the photo, this specimen measured approximately 8.5 - 9 cm in total length.
Centipedes (from Latin prefix centi-, "hundred", and pes, pedere, "foot") are arthropods belonging to the class Chilopoda of the subphylum Myriapoda. They are elongated metameric creatures with one pair of legs per body segment. Despite the name, centipedes can have a varying number of legs from under 20 to over 300. Centipedes have an odd number of pairs of legs, e.g. 15 or 17 pairs of legs (30 or 34 legs). A key trait uniting this...