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Distribution of the Chuuk Islands Giant Millipede, Acladocricus setigerus (Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae), and Identification of Its Defensive Compounds

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dc.contributor.author Buden, Donald W.
dc.contributor.author Attygalle, Athula
dc.contributor.author Wu, Xiaogang
dc.date.accessioned 2008-10-06T06:12:23Z
dc.date.available 2008-10-06T06:12:23Z
dc.date.issued 2004-10
dc.identifier.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.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/2747
dc.description.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.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press
dc.title Distribution of the Chuuk Islands Giant Millipede, Acladocricus setigerus (Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae), and Identification of Its Defensive Compounds
dc.type Article
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Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 58, Number 4, 2004


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