Thalassisobates littoralis, Seil Island, Scotland. Photograph copyright Tony Barber
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Myriapods taxon details

Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Barber, A. D. (2018). World Database of littoral Myriapoda. Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: on 2018-05-21
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basis of record Barber, A.D. (2009a) Centipedes. Linnean Society Synopses of the British Fauna (New Series) 58. Field Studies Council, Shrewsbury. [details]   

additional source Barber, A.D. & Keay, A.N. (1988) Provisional Atlas of the Centipedes of the British Isles. NERC, Huntingdon, UK [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScolopendra forficata Linnaeus, 1758) Koch, C. L. (1863). Die Myriapoden. Getreu nach der Natur abgebildet und beschrieben. Bd. 1. 1-134. Halle
page(s): 113 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScolopendra forficata Linnaeus, 1758) Matic, Z. (1966). Clasa Chilopoda, subclasa Anamorpha. Fauna Republicii Socialiste România, 6(1): 1-272. Bucuresti
page(s): 118 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScolopendra forficata Linnaeus, 1758) Würmli, M. (1972). Catalogus Faunae Austriae, XIa. Klasse: Myriapoda. U.-Klasse: Chilopoda. 11a: 1-16. Wien
page(s): 8 [details]   

source of synonymy  (ofScolopendra forficata Linnaeus, 1758) Koch, L. (1862). Die Myriapodengattung Lithobius. 1-94. Nürnberg, Lotzbeck
page(s): 89 [details]   
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien 

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Ecology A widespread terrestrial species found in a wide diversity of habitats in the UK and elsewhere including the seashore above HWM. [details]

Habitat This species is either supralittoral or can be found in the intertidal zone but does not live there naturally.

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