Smallest centipede
Nannarrup hoffmani
10.3 millimetre(s)
United States (New York)

The smallest centipede in the world called Hoffman's dwarf centipede ( Nannarrup hoffmani ) measures 10.3 mm (0.4 in) long and has 41 pairs of legs. Ten of the centipedes were collected in Central Park, New York, USA in 1998 by researchers Liz Johnson.and Kefyn Catley of the American Natural History Museum and sent to Richard Hoffman, curator of invertebrates at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Hoffman sent the centipede to experts in Italy who officially recognised it in 2002 naming it in his honour.