SHOP CENTIPEDES

Australian Centipedes are some of the most common invertebrate predators that can be found in almost every habitat across Australia. Most species spend their time dwelling amongst crape such as leaf litter and under rocks and logs. They are opportunistic roaming predators and will take down whatever they can overpower. Centipedes are extremely fast formidable predators and will use their entire body to subdue prey before delivering a venomous bite with their venom claws (modified legs used as fangs) . A Simple Guide for keeping with all essential information can be found in our Centipede Care Guide available on our site Click Here.  

We sell four main species of centipede:

  • Ethmostigmus rubripes – The Australian Giant Centipede is the largest species of centipede in Australia. They commonly exceed 150mm in body length, with some individuals reaching 200mm. This species is found Australia wide in a range of habitats from rainforest to desert. Coming from such a variety of habitats, they exhibit stunning diversity, coming in many different colour morphs ranging from green to dark blue. They have a life span that averages around 10 years. 
  • Cormocephalus aurantiipes – Cormocephalus aurantiipes is a large sized centipede, growing to about 140mm max in body length. They are widespread across most of Australia and inhabit a variety of habitats. They are most commonly encountered amongst leaf litter and under rocks, logs and bark. They are formidable predators and will prey on anything they can overpower. When threatened, these centipedes will usually choose to flee but can inflict a painful bite
  • Cormocephalus esulcatus – Cormocephalus esulcatus is a small to mid-sized centipede, growing to about 80mm max in body length. They are widespread across southeast New South Wales and Victoria, and inhabit a variety of habitats. They are most commonly encountered amongst leaf litter and under rocks, logs and bark.
  • Cormocephalus westwoodi – Cormocephalus westwoodi is a large centipede, growing to about 120mm max in body length. They are widespread across the east coast of Australia and inhabit a variety of habitats. They are most commonly encountered amongst leaf litter and under rocks, logs and bark.