In total, scientists have counted 1306 limbs in the new centipede. She was named Eumillipes persephone… The first word can be translated as “true millipede.”
The animal was found in the east of the Australian Goldfields-Esperance region. It was located in a geological exploration well at a depth of about 60 meters. Have Eumillipes persephone pale coloration, no eyes. The centipede uses a pair of antennas to navigate in the dark. She also has glands with a toxic alkaloid. This protects the centipede from predatory ants, insects and burrowing mammals. It is also able to increase body length by increasing the number of segments. In length Eumillipes persephone can gain as little as 9.5 centimeters.