Biology:Illacme socal

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Short description: Species of millipede

Illacme socal
Illacme socal Shear & Marek, 2023, female and male (Siphonophorida, Siphonorhinidae).jpg
Female and male I. socal
Scientific classification edit
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Siphonophorida
Family: Siphonorhinidae
Genus: Illacme
I. socal
Binomial name
Illacme socal
Marek & Shear, 2023

Illacme socal is a species of millipede in the family Siphonorhinidae. It was discovered in California at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in 2018.[1]

Known as the Los Angeles thread millipede, it is thin and elongate. Like all members of the genus Illacme, I. socal is eyeless, lacks pigmentation, has well-developed sensory structures, and displays other troglomorphic features.[2]

The habitat of I. socal is the chaparral shrubland in California and live oak woodlands. They have been found beneath the humus layer and within the soil matrix.[2]

Male holotype, MPE04621. Note the silk-like exudate on the midbody rings.


External links

Wikidata ☰ Q120692847 entry