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Symphyla

(Class)

Overview

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A Class in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Class Symphyla is further organized into finer groupings including:

Orders

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Symphyla

Symphylans, also known as garden centipedes or glasshouse symphylans, are soil-dwelling arthropods of the class Symphyla in the subphylum Myriapoda. Symphylans resemble centipedes, but are smaller and translucent. They can move rapidly through the pores between soil particles, and are typically found from the surface down to a depth of about 50 cm. They consume decaying vegetation, but can do considerable harm in an agricultural setting by consuming seeds, roots, and root hairs in cultivated soil. [more]

At least 90 species and subspecies belong to the Order Symphyla.

More info about the Order Symphyla may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:05:29