CLASSIFICATION OF GALEODES

KINGDOM :- ANIMALIA (Multicellular eukaryotic organisms)

PHYLUM :- ARTHROPODA (Jointed appendages.)

CLASS :- ARACHNIDA (Terrestrial or aquatic arthropods with book-lungs or trachea and without antennae, mandibles and jaws. )

ORDER :- SOLIFUGAE (Carapace of prosoma divided.)

FAMILY :-  GALEODIDAE

GENUS :- Galeodes

GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION

  • The nearly 200 species in this genus are found in northern Africa, southeastern Europe and Asia.

HABIT AND HABITAT

  • Galeodes inhabits dry warm region, they are mainly nocturnal and found in arid habitats.

GALEODES DIAGRAM ARTHROPODA

GENERAL CHARACTERSTICS OF GALEODES

  • Animal looks like insect.
  • Carapace of prosoma is divided with two chelicerae having two joins. 
  • The prosoma divided into head and thorax. 
  • Pedipalps are elongated, 6 jointed, leg like and sensory. 
  • Opisthosoma contains 10 segments. 
  • The thoracic appendages 3 pairs.
  • The body of the animal has large number of setae.
  • They often have long hairy appendages and are not as stout bodied or dark and contrastingly coloured as some other solifuges.
  • Some Galeodes species are able to produce sounds by stridulation. These are usually raspy or hiss-like and may be imitations of the sounds of vipers, to serve a defensive function.
GALEODES DIAGRAM ARTHROPODA

IDENTIFICATION

  • The animal has 6 joined pedipalp and all above characters, hence it is Galeodes

GALEODES DIAGRAM ARTHROPODA
GALEODES DIAGRAM ARTHROPODA
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