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    • Onychophorans
    • Velvet Worms
    • Peripatus
    • Velvet Worm
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    • Onychophora

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Recent observations

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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

Square

What

Onychophorans Phylum Onychophora

Observer

tony_wills

Date

May 9, 2014 11:26 PM NZST

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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.

Photos / Sounds

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Observer

angelasimpson

Date

November 8, 2014

Place

pureora (Google, OSM)

Description

on end of moist dead log, under overhang.
Luckily it was still there when I came back with my friend who wanted to see one, but hadn't come on the walk. Though it had moved into a crevasse so was hard to spot and we almost gave up.

Interesting that it is behind the spider web, wonder if that affects it at all...?

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chrismorse

Date

October 7, 2014 09:41 PM NZDT

Description

Peripatus hunting through bryophytes in Silver/Red Beech dominated forest near Lake Rotoroa. On cool, clear night a day after rain. One of the egg laying species & eggs are visible in 1st photo, but I suspect unlikely to be Peripatus eggs.

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Observer

john_barkla

Date

August 31, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Under rotting pine logs

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Velvet Worm Phylum Onychophora

Observer

vegestoc

Date

August 17, 2014

Photos / Sounds

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

kmasters

Date

June 12, 2014 11:35 AM MAGT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

zealandia

Date

June 12, 2014 11:28 AM NZST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Peripatus Phylum Onychophora

Observer

zealandia3

Date

June 12, 2014 11:37 AM NZST
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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.