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Which Animal Has the Most Legs?

Of all creatures, millipedes and centipedes have the most legs; most millipedes have between 36 and 400 legs, and most centipedes have between 50 and 200 legs. The Illacme plenipes millipede has the most legs of any creature with females having up to 750 legs. Other animals with many legs include sawflies, woodlice, and caterpillars.

More about many legged animals:

  • Despite their name, millipedes — milli is Latin for one thousandth — don't actually have 1,000 feet.

  • Many sea creatures have multiple legs or appendages as well. Some types of jellyfish can have hundreds of tentacles, while shrimp usually have around 10 legs.

  • Despite having so many legs, millipedes and centipedes are relatively slow, since their legs are so short.

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