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Title: Distribution of the Chuuk Islands Giant Millipede, Acladocricus setigerus (Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae), and Identification of Its Defensive Compounds 
Author: Buden, Donald W; Attygalle, Athula; Wu, Xiaogang
Date: 2004-10
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Citation: Buden DW, Attygale A, Wu X. Distribution of the Chuuk Islands Giant Millipede, Acladocricus setigerus (Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae), and identification of its defensive compounds. Pac Sci 58(4): 625-636.
Abstract: The spirobolidan millipede Acladocrieus setigerus (Silvestri, 1897)
grows to at least 155 mm long and is so far known only from Chuuk Islands,
Micronesia. It occurs mainly in well-shaded habitats, usually on the forest floor
and on tree trunks. It sprays defensive secretions from paired, lateral ozopores
on trunk segments; the major compounds, identified here for the first time, are
benzoquinones. The secretion stains human skin a reddish brown and causes a
slight burning sensation, occasionally followed by slight blistering and exfoliation.
ISSN: 0030-8870
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2747

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