Cylindroiulus apenninorum Brölemann, 1897


GB IUCN status: Not applicable (non-native)

ID Difficulty


This millipede is readily identified by having a projecting telson and a well developed projecting ventral scale (otherwise only seen in C. pyrenaicus and Enantiulus armatus, the latter having a noticeably 'hairy' body).

A brief description, with figures, is given by Barber & Read (2016).

J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
J.P. Richards
Keith Lugg
J.P. Richards

Distribution and Habitat

Discovered at Ventnor Botanic Gardens, Isle of Wight, in 2015 and at 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.   

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