Trigoniulus corallinus

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Rusty millipede
in Hawaii
Scientific classification
T. corallinus
Binomial name
Trigoniulus corallinus
Eydoux & Souleyet, 1841 / (Gervais, 1847)
  • Iulus corallinus Eydoux & Souleyet, 1841
  • Spirobolus dominicae Pocock, 1888
  • Spirobolus goesi Porat, 1876
  • Spirobolus lumbricinus Gerstaecker, 1873
  • Spirobolus punctidives Karsch, 1881
  • Spirobolus sanctaeluciae Bollman, 1888
  • Spirobolus sanguineus C. L. Koch, 1847
  • Spirostreptus sanguineus (C. L. Koch, 1847)
  • Trigoniulus goesi (Porat, 1876)
  • Trigoniulus goesii (Porat, 1876)
  • Trigoniulus lumbricinus (Gerstaecker, 1873)

Trigoniulus corallinus, sometimes called the rusty millipede or common Asian millipede, is a species of millipede widely distributed in the Indo-Malayan region including India, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, and much of Indonesia. It is also reported from Fiji and Tanzania and found in South Asia and the Caribbean as an introduced species.[1][2]

These millipedes inhabit moist areas, rotten wood and compost.[1] The genome of T. corallinus was sequenced in 2015, the first time this has been done for a millipede.[3]


  1. ^ a b Shelley, Rowland M.; Carmany, Robert M.; Burgess, Joseph (2006). "Introduction of the milliped, Trigoniulus corallinus (Gervais, 1847) (Spirobolida: Trigoniulidae), in Florida, U.S.A." Entomological News. 117 (2): 239. doi:10.3157/0013-872X(2006)117[239:IOTMTC]2.0.CO;2.
  2. ^ "Trigoniulus corallinus (Eydoux & Souleyet, 1841) (accepted name)". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  3. ^ Kenny, Nathan J.; Shen, Xin; Chan, Thomas T.H.; Wong, Nicola W.Y.; Chan, Ting Fung; Chu, Ka Hou; Lam, Hon-Ming & Hui, Jerome H.L. (2015). "Genome of the Rusty Millipede, Trigoniulus corallinus, Illuminates Diplopod, Myriapod and Arthropod Evolution". Genome Biology and Evolution. 7 (5): 1280–95. doi:10.1093/gbe/evv070. PMC 4453065. PMID 25900922.