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Traits: Slender-bodied, wormlike invertebrate animal with distinct segments along the body, two leglike structures on each segment

Habitat: In Alaska's coastal forests: under rocks or logs and in rotten leaves, wood or soil

Foods: Varies by species; decaying plants and fungi or centipedes, worms, or insects

Eaten by: Thrushes, sparrows, wrens, ground beetles

Do You Know? Some kinds have poison glands that secrete hydrogen and cyanide. Millipedes will coil up when disturbed.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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