Baku Zoological Park


Size and weight

181-272 gr
up to 385 mm in length and up to 21 mm in diameter


They feed on dead and decaying organic matter. This organic matter can be things like rotting trees, logs, and plants.

Life Span

7-10 years


For 1 period lays 100 eggs

Conservation status

It was last listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 2017. Archispirostreptus gigas is listed as a species of Least Concern.

Distributed in Africa

They live on the forest floor, animal burrows and under stones. They can reach record sizes for millipedes: up to 385 mm in length and up to 21 mm in diameter. It is impossible to count the number of their legs, as they constantly grow new ones. Lifespan is between 7 and 10 years. Millipedes defend themselves from predators with a variety of chemicals secreted from the body.