cave centipede - thereuopoda longicornis


Long-legged cave centipede - Thereuopoda longicornis.

They have 30 legs and poison claws.­ Local people say they can inflict painful bites.­

Some people say those are Scutigera decipiens but i'm pretty sure that's incorrect.­ If you can confirm the exact species, please post a comment.­

Spotted in Clearwater Cave in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more photos, information and cave map, view my Clearwater cave photo series.

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Marudi, Malaysia

Photos taken in the Malaysian states of Borneo island (Sarawak and Sabah).­

Photo taken in the Clearwater cave system, during the so-called "Clearwater Connection adventure caving tour" in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

View the Clearwater Connection Cave Map and a map of the entire Clearwater cave system. Our guide that day was Roland Gau, and we were 4 visitors in the group.­

The Clearwater Connection circuit is about 8 Km long and 6 hours of walking, scrambling, crawling and squeezing.­ No rappelling or technical climbing is needed, but knotted ropes are used at numerous places to pass difficult obstacles.­ The tour enters by Wind Cave and exits by the Clearwater River Cave.­ This is one of the most interesting caving tour that can be done by park visitors in Mulu.­

The Clearwater System is believed to be the largest interconnected cave system in the world by volume and the 9th longest cave in the world at 189 Km (as of 2011).­ For more information, read www.­mulucaves.­org.

View my other photos of Gunung Mulu National Park.

Photos taken in Gunung Mulu National Park (Borneo).­

For more information about Gunung Mulu National Park, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Gunung_­Mulu_­National_­Park

you're welcome. i think that's the correct species name. it also took me a while to find it.
Seriously, for the long time, i been searching this species name since my last trip from Gunung Dato - Negeri Sembilan. Nice quality image. Now i can use it for my reference.