A large (to 50 mm) reddish-orange centipede with 43-45 leg pairs and numerous small pores distributed over both the dorsal and ventral surfaces of the coxae of the last legs.
A 'long form' with 55-59 leg pairs is known from France and the Channel Islands (Barber, Gregory & Marquis, 2020).
Distribution and Habitat
It is known from a handful of sites on the coasts of southern and eastern England, invariably in shingle above the storm drift line.
In 2019 the 'long form', with 57 leg pairs, was discovered on the Channel Islands (Barber, Gregory & Marquis, 2020).
Inland records held by NBN need verification.