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

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Recent observations

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Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

May 17, 2015

Description

A single individual on the hunt, about 1 m up a tree trunk at night.

Photos / Sounds

What

peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

lisa_bennett

Date

May 15, 2015

Description

Unfortunately I disturbed these two from under a rock in pasture near the forest, during the day. They were entwined together. The larger was very active, the smaller, which appeared to have a damaged antenna, did not move much. I may have injured it moving the rock. I replaced them as close as I could to their original location.

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What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

mark2-nz

Date

May 3, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Small (2cm) Peripatus found under stone.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Onychophorans Phylum Onychophora

Observer

offshorekiwi

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found while clearing rotting log

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Observer

emma_214

Date

April 8, 2015 12:34 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

matt-walters

Date

January 31, 2011 11:42 AM NZDT

Description

Brief description of what you observed

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Observer

angelasimpson

Date

December 18, 2014

Description

the first two were found in a overhang in a fallen log

the other one was found on the moss on a red beech tree

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

yforbes

Date

the past

Description

Under trap box

Photos / Sounds

Observer

kueda

Date

November 4, 2014 01:01 PM NZDT

Description

What's the weirdest and most awesome terrestrial invertebrate of them all? Onychophora. To fully appreciate their weirdness you need to look at better images than mine, e.g. this one of their feet, and this one of their... something.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Onychophorans Phylum Onychophora

Observer

tony_wills

Date

March 8, 2014 10:45 PM NZDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Onychophorans Phylum Onychophora

Observer

tony_wills

Date

May 9, 2014 11:26 PM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

November 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Peripatoides sp. 'Dunedin', found in a rotting log in native forest remnant.

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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.