Posted on 14 February 2012.
Animals, including insects are unique. They standout for the number of legs they exhibit. I cannot imagine having more than 100 legs. Can you imagine what you could do? Let’s take a glimpse in the life of those with multiple legs.
1. Millipede-Illacme plenipes (750)
This is a type of millipede that is found in California. It tops this list of having the most. However, the average is usually around 600, which still makes it # 1. One should be advised that they are part of the phylum Arthropoda family which literally means jointed legs.
2. Centipede-Himuntarum Gabrielis(354)
These are also anthropodes which literally means jointed legs. They are known to have odd number of legs and never even. They have a rounded and flat face with antennas that are at a forward margin, 4 mandibles and 4 maxilae.
3. Centipede-Haploophilus subterraneus (178)
4. Millipedes-others (30)
Other millipedes other than the type in # 1 position are average. Many common species of millipedes have around 36 to 400 legs. It is still hard to count since there are 10,000 species which are distributed into 13 orders and 115 families.
5. Symphyians (24)
They are better known as garden centipedes and are basically soil-dwelling anthropods. They look like centipedes, but are smaller and shiny. As many of them get older, they grow more legs at each moult.