Cylindroiulus apenninorum (Brolemann 1897)


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty



This millipede is readily identified by having a well developed dorsal and ventral projection to the telson (otherwise only seen in C. pyrenaicus and Enantiulus armatus, which has a noticably hairy body).
A description, with figures, is given by Barber & Read (2016).
J.P. Richards
Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards

Distribution and Habitat

Discovered at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight, in 2015, and subsequently Plymouth, Devon, in 2016 (Barber & Read, 2016).
Subsequently, it has been found at a site in Northern Ireland (Anderson, 2018).


Barber, A.D. & Read, H.J. (2016) Cylindroiulus apenninorum (Brölemann, 1897) (Diplopoda, Julida: Julidae) new for the UK from the Isle of Wight and South Devon.  Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 29: 28-33.   
Anderson, R. (2018) Cylindroiulus apenninorum (Brölemann, 1897) (Diplopoda: Julidae) found in Ireland. Bulletin of the British Myriapod & Isopod Group 30: 68-70.