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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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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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Observer

catta

Date

November 24, 2013

Description

Tiputini Biodiversity Station

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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

saras

Date

September 15, 2016

Description

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danilo_hegg

Date

September 10, 2016 12:14 AM NZST

Description

Very tiny: approx 12mm long, 1 to 1.5mm diameter

This species is endemic to the Takitimu Forest. See more information here: http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/plants-animals-fungi/animals/invertebrates/systematics/onchyphora/current-taxonomic-status

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Observer

parkecology

Date

September 8, 2016 12:09 AM NZST

Description

found by Richard Morgan. need to go back to get photos

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biolily

Date

June 10, 2016 04:20 PM YEKT

Description

Un sorprendente hallazgo, encontrado en un pequeño jardín entre piedra tipo tezontle, muy probablemente introducido.

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What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

gardener

Date

September 5, 2016 07:31 AM NZST

Description

Found on crib wall in garden on damp evening while snail hunting.

Photos / Sounds

What

Velvet Worms Phylum Onychophora

Observer

pws14

Date

August 7, 2016

Description

Found on Matapalo trail at Tiputini Biodiversity Station.

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Observer

mpnavest

Date

August 19, 2016

Description

(8004 Peripatus

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Observer

greglasley

Date

July 31, 2016 07:45 PM CDT

Description

These critters were common on a night walk. This one was about 2 inches long. No idea if it can be identified.
Asa Wright Nature Center,
Trinidad
31 July 2016
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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

July 20, 2016 02:52 PM NZST

Description

Found under stone, whilst investigating invertebrate diversity in area without any wasp/rat control for son's science fair

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aaron23

Date

July 27, 2016 01:20 AM NZST

Description

Thirty mm long, found under a punga log on a Pre-School trip

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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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