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Common name
Allaiulus latestriatus , (Curtis, 1845)
Cylindroiulus frisius oceanicus , Verhoeff, 1920
Cylindroiulus frisius , (Verhoeff, 1891)
Cylindroiulus owenii , (Bollman, 1887)
Cylindroiulus parisiorum miraculus , (Brolemann & Verhoeff, 1896)
Diploiulus hortensis , (Wood, 1864)
Diploiulus latestriatus , (Curtis, 1845)
Diploiulus latistriatus latistriatus , (Curtis, 1845)
Diploiulus luscus , (Meinert, 1868)
Iulus hesperus , Chamberlin, 1914
Iulus luscus , var. homalopsis Latzel, 1886
Julus hesperus , Chamberlin, 1914
Julus hortensis , Wood, 1864
Julus latestriatus , Curtis, 1845
Julus luscus , Meinert, 1868
Julus luscus , var. homalopsis Latzel, 1886
Julus oweni , Bollman, 1887
Allajulus frisius , (Verhoeff, 1891)
Similar species
Cylindroiulus britannicus
Cylindroiulus latestriatus is a detritivore, an important regulator of ecosystem nutrient cycling processes. It's introduction to Gough Island (Tristan Islands, Tristan da Cunha, UK) may cause long-term effects on nutrient cycles by speeding up organic cycling and reducing the production of peat, changing floral and faunal assemblages.
Species Description
Cylindroiulus latestriatus is a millipede: Epiproct short and blunt, not protruding beyond margins of paraprocts; latter with 3 marginal setae apiece; gonopods and paraproct setation as shown by Blower (Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey 1997).
Habitat Description
Cylindroiulus latestriatus a soil and litter dweller (Holdgate 1965), is found in leaf, moss, fern and tree fern litter; found under moist leaves along roadside (Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey, 1997). On Gough Island C. latestriatus was never taken above 1000 ft; uplands the soils are much more compact, more mineral, and shallower than those of loose peats of the fern-bush (Holdgate 1965).

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Publication date: 2010-04-27

Recommended citation: Global Invasive Species Database (2021) Species profile: Cylindroiulus latestriatus. Downloaded from on 28-09-2021.

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[1] Environmental Ecosystem - Habitat
  • [1] Modification of nutrient pool and fluxes
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9 references found for Cylindroiulus latestriatus

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IUCN/SSC Invasive Species Specialist Group (ISSG)., 2010. A Compilation of Information Sources for Conservation Managers.
Summary: This compilation of information sources can be sorted on keywords for example: Baits & Lures, Non Target Species, Eradication, Monitoring, Risk Assessment, Weeds, Herbicides etc. This compilation is at present in Excel format, this will be web-enabled as a searchable database shortly. This version of the database has been developed by the IUCN SSC ISSG as part of an Overseas Territories Environmental Programme funded project XOT603 in partnership with the Cayman Islands Government - Department of Environment. The compilation is a work under progress, the ISSG will manage, maintain and enhance the database with current and newly published information, reports, journal articles etc.
General information
Holdgate, M. W. 1960. The Fauna of the Mid-Atlantic Islands (pp. 550-567). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 152, No. 949, A Discussion on the Biology of the Southern Cold Temperate Zone Published by: The Royal Society
Holdgate, M. W. 1965. The Fauna of the Tristan Da Cunha Islands Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, Vol. 249, No. 759 (Oct. 7, 1965), pp. 361-402 (article consists of 42 pages)
ITIS (Integrated Taxonomic Information System), 2008. Online Database Cylindroiulus latestriatus (Curtis, 1845)
Summary: An online database that provides taxonomic information, common names, synonyms and geographical jurisdiction of a species. In addition links are provided to retrieve biological records and collection information from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Data Portal and bioscience articles from BioOne journals.
Available from: [Accessed 20 August 2008]
Jones, A. G. , S. L. Chown, P. G. Ryan, N. J. M. Gremmen, K. J. Gaston., 2003. A review of conservation threats on Gough Island: a case study for terrestrial conservation in the Southern Oceans. Biological Conservation 113 (2003) 75�87
Records of the Hawaii Biological Survey for 1997. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 56: 70 p. (1998). Part 2: Notes1
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 19 January 2009]
UniProt Taxonomy, 2008. Species Cylindroiulus latestriatus
Summary: Taxonomy
Available from: [Accessed 14 August 2008]
World Register Of Marine Species (WoRMS)., 2005. WoRMS taxon detail. Cylindroiulus latestriatus (Curtis, 1845) AphiaID: 151194
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2008], 2009. Cylindroiulus latestriatus
Summary: Available from: [Accessed 25 October 2008]
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Recommended citation
(2021). Cylindroiulus latestriatus. IUCN Environmental Impact Classification for Alien Taxa (EICAT).