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  • Korean
    • 유조동물
  • Spanish
    • Lombrices de terciopelo
  • English
    • Velvet Worms
    • Onychophorans
    • Peripatus
    • Velvet Worm
  • Scientific Names
    • Onychophora
  • Japanese
    • 有爪動物門

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Recent observations

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

simonnicholas

Date

November 27, 2016 12:32 PM TOT

Description

Thanks @jon_sullivan for finding this, have never seen one before

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

aztekium

Date

June 11, 2016 07:46 PM YEKT

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Observer

arachnida

Date

July 23, 2016 12:50 PM CDT

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No photos or sounds

What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

butterfly4

Date

February 1, 2003

Description

This is an observation from Brian Patrick's moth and butterfly field notes.

Date: 1/2 February 2003 Day

Trip name: Treble Cone - Harris Mountains

Site name: Treble Cone (To Treble Cone.)
Coordinate source: Average of 0-score best matches

Species observed: Peripatus (1600 m)

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

butterfly4

Date

September 30, 1995

Description

This is an observation from Brian Patrick's moth and butterfly field notes.

Date: 20 September 1995 Day?

Trip name: Birch Is. / Tuapeka West

Site name: Birch Island
Coordinate source: Average of 0-score best matches

Species observed: Peripatus

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

November 2, 2016 03:47 AM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

number8dave

Date

March 15, 2000

Description

An old record and no photo, but I haven't seen any other records of peripatus from the area, so thought it was worth submitting. It was found by a boy on a school nature study trip (not me, though i was present when it was brought back to the lodge) - was very small (15-20mm), mainly light brown but quite strongly patterned, reminiscent of a dead piece of fern frond. Don't recall any green spots but could well have had them, i.e. likely to have been O. viridimaculatus. Date is only approximate.

Photos / Sounds

What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

number8dave

Date

January 15, 1993

Description

I found this peripatus in 1993 (unsure of precise date, I think in January), but I thought it was worth submitting because I haven't seen any photos of NZ peripatuses that look anything like it, also the habitat - under a rock among alpine vegetation - was unusual. The photos were taken on slide film and mistakenly developed as prints - hence the dodgy colour. The animal was a glaucous green, with little patterning, and about 20mm long. The second photo is a habitat shot - it was close to the near edge of the vegetated gully towards the bottom of the photo.

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

October 16, 2016 11:16 PM NZDT

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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

bernardsmith

Date

October 14, 2016 10:54 AM NZDT

Description

Beside a tracking tunnel in Polhill Gully

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Observer

mike68lusk

Date

October 11, 2016 10:15 PM NZDT

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Observer

shakira

Date

March 23, 2016

Description

See video of this peripatus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIKrCD0AyXI

15 pairs of legs, found inside damp rotten log. 5cm long.

Peripatoides suteri (16 pairs of legs) is most commonly found in Taranaki- so was exciting to find another species here.

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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

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