Cylindroiulus punctatus

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Cylindroiulus punctatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Julida
Family: Julidae
Genus: Cylindroiulus
Species: C. punctatus
Binomial name
Cylindroiulus punctatus
(Leach, 1815)
  • Iulus punctatus Leach, 1815
  • Iulus lignicola Ribaut 1904
  • Cylindroiulus seguranus Attems 1927
  • Julus silvarum Meinert 1868

Cylindroiulus punctatus (also known as the blunt-tailed snake millipede) is a species of millipede in the Julidae family. It was described by Leach in 1815 and can be found in western Europe,[1] including Great Britain.[2] It has been introduced in North America. [3]

Description and habitat[edit]

The species are brown coloured and have 100 legs, with which, despite the amount, they still move slowly. They are punctuated, but its difficult to spot the dots. It can be found inside the trees, just under the bark. They live a long time, with females laying eggs every three years.[2]


  1. ^ "Cylindroiulus punctatus (Leach, 1815)". 2.6.2. Fauna Europaea. August 29, 2013. Retrieved October 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Description, distribution, and habitat
  3. ^ [1]