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  • Spanish
    • Lombrices de terciopelo
  • English
    • Velvet Worms
    • Onychophorans
    • Peripatus
    • Velvet Worm
  • Scientific Names
    • Onychophora
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Recent observations

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

zealandia

Date

April 27, 2016 11:19 AM NZST

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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zealandia

Date

April 27, 2016 11:17 AM NZST

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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smartin

Date

March 21, 2016 10:05 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Observer

biodragon

Date

March 18, 2016 12:12 PM TOT

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

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kiokiorm7

Date

March 18, 2016 11:49 AM TOT

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sullivanribbit

Date

February 8, 2016 02:06 PM PST

Description

Velvet Worm

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bugman-nz

Date

February 26, 2016

Description

Peripatus in many sizes in crumbly, fallen western cedar log, as well as in fallen treefern stems.
novaezealandiae?

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

cco

Date

February 13, 2016

Description

Line 3A, under rotting fallen Astelia hastata beside rotting log. I first saw peripatus in this same site on 4 Oct 2012.

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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

adzebill

Date

February 13, 2016 07:16 PM NZDT

Description

ID obviously a bit hard from a photo! Will be getting it DNA sequenced at Massey.

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steve_kerr

Date

February 15, 2016

Description

Peripatopsidae: Peripatoides novaezealandiae - Southern Velvet Worms
My first velvet worm !

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saras

Date

January 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Spotlighting at night. Nice discovery!

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Observer

andyjones

Date

March 7, 2013 07:52 AM EST

Description

Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

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Description from Wikipedia

The velvet worms (Onychophora — literally "claw bearers", also known as Protracheata) are a minor ecdysozoan phylum with ~180 species. These obscurely segmented organisms have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands. They have variously been compared to worms with legs, caterpillars and slugs. Most common in tropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, they prey on smaller animals such as insects, which they catch by squirting an adhesive mucus. In modern zoology, they are

No range data available.
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