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Order Lithobiomorpha - Stone Centipedes

Stone Centipede brown centipede - Lithobius forficatus Centipede in house Family Lithobiidae? Stone centipede Centipede Tigobius paralus Gosibius montereus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Numbers
two families, with 95 genera and ca. 1,500 described spp. (>2,000 estimated) worldwide(1)
Identification
Adults have 15 pairs of legs and 18 body segments (juveniles have fewer; hatchlings usually have 7); tergites 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, and 14 are much longer than those of the other segments; ocelli typically present (lost in cavernicolous species). The Lithobiidae have spines/spurs + setae on the legs; the Henicopidae, only setae(1)
Range
worldwide(1)