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Pauropods: Pauropoda

No Common Name (allopauropus Carolinensis): Species Account

Physical characteristics: They are white or whitish and measure 0.039 inches (1 millimeter) in length. They can only be identified with the aid of a microscope.

Geographic range: This species is found in the eastern United States, however not enough studies have been completed to determine how many states should be included.

Habitat: This species is found in forests and woodlands.

Diet: They probably feed on funguses.

Behavior and reproduction: This species is very active but not well studied. Nothing is known about their mating or reproductive behavior.

Allopauropus carolinensis and people: This species does not impact people or their activities.

Conservation status: This species is not considered endangered or threatened. ∎

Allopauropus carolinensis are found in forests and woodlands and probably eat funguses. (Ernest Bernard. Reproduced by permission.)



Dindal, D. L., ed. Soil Biology Guide. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1990.

Eisenbeis, G., and W. Wichard. Atlas on the Biology of Soil Arthropods. Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 1987.


Scheller, U. "The Pauropoda (Myriapoda) of the Savannah River Plant, Aiken, South Carolina." Savannah River Plant and National Environmental Research Park Program 17 (1988): 1–99.

Scheller, U. "Pauropoda. The Little Ones Among the Myriapods." ATBI Quarterly 3, No. 4 (2002): 3.

Web sites:

"Pauropoda." Tree of Life Web Project. http://tolweb.org/tree?group=Pauropoda&contgroup=Arthropoda (accessed on November 5, 2004).

Tasmanian Pauropoda. http://www.qvmag.tas.gov.au/zoology/multipedes/taspauro/pauintro.html (accessed on November 5, 2004).

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Animal Life ResourceInsects and SpidersPauropods: Pauropoda - Physical Characteristics, Behavior And Reproduction, No Common Name (allopauropus Carolinensis): Species Account - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, DIET, PAUROPODS AND PEOPLE, CONSERVATION STATUS