Native Brown Millipede
Dorsal, ~34mm
Adelaide Hills
Juliform Millipede
Twisted, darker
Native Brown Millipede (Somethus castaneus)Class: Animals (Animalia) - Jointed Legs (Arthropoda) - Millipedes (Diplopoda)
Order: Millipedes (Polydesmida)
Family: Millipede (Paradoxosomatidae)     iNaturalist Observation
Species: Native Brown Millipede (Somethus castaneus)
This Photo:     Face, no eyes

Thank you Dr Bob Mesibov & Tony and Jenny Dominelli for confirming and DaBugBoi for helping with the id of this species for us

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly elsewhere
Bob said it could either be S. castaneus or S. lancearius based on location.
DaBugBoi said "They differ in distribution, and size. Judging by his paper, S. castaneum is found in the Adelaide metro region and the south and eastern MT. lofty ranges, while S. lancearius is smaller (from memory) and found typically north of adeladide"

Copyright © 2016-2023 Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 14-May-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.