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    • Velvet Worm
    • Peripatus
    • Onychophorans
    • Velvet Worms
  • Scientific Names
    • Onychophora

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Recent observations

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john_barkla

Date

August 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Under rotting pine logs

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What

Velvet Worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

vegestoc

Date

August 17, 2014

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

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kmasters

Date

June 12, 2014 11:35 AM MAGT

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

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zealandia

Date

June 12, 2014 11:28 AM NZST

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

zealandia3

Date

June 12, 2014 11:37 AM NZST

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What

Worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

zealandia2

Date

June 5, 2014 02:26 PM NZST

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Date

May 17, 2014 09:41 AM NZST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

peripatus (Velvet Worm)

© Bryce McQuillan 2014

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What

Worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

dwyers

Date

May 13, 2014

Description

It was difficult to identity the the worm, it was discolored and segmented from being trapped in the pitfall trap.

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What

worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

charissa1

Date

May 3, 2014

Description

See through worm approx 10mm long

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What

worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

becky_hendriks

Date

April 6, 2014 02:00 PM NZST

Description

two species of worms found in the water sample

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What

Earth worm relative Phylum Onychophora

Observer

group_1

Date

April 7, 2014

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

meurkc

Date

March 16, 2014

Description

several superb records of this individual were made (with one antenna damaged), but this is what a less able camera sees!

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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.