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    • Onychophorans
    • Velvet Worms
    • Peripatus
    • Velvet Worm
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    • Onychophora
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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

saras

Date

January 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Spotlighting at night. Nice discovery!

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

andyjones

Date

March 7, 2013 07:52 AM EST

Description

Please acknowledge any use of this photo: Andy Jones, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

December 16, 2015 10:11 PM NZDT

Description

Peripatus

Photos / Sounds

Square

Date

February 3, 2016 09:07 PM NZDT

Description

Peripatus

Photos / Sounds

Date

February 7, 2016 08:31 PM NZDT

Description

Velvet worm

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Southern Velvet Worms Family Peripatopsidae

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

November 26, 2015

Photos / Sounds

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

November 29, 2015

Description

under rotting red beech log

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

November 7, 2015

Description

under log in pasture 5m from bush

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

mike68lusk

Date

September 12, 2015

Description

under log

Photos / Sounds

Observer

saras

Date

August 23, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

- +/- 5cm in length
- very distinctive bold blue hue, slightly lighter underneath
- 15 sets of legs with pads for feet
- had a sticky substance around it, I imagine a technique used to catch prey
- discovered in rotting vegetation, buried in the earth
- quite archaic looking

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

sezbogal

Date

July 21, 2015

Description

Found under some old plastic sheeting in the Kahuterawa Bush Remnant.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

angelasimpson

Date

July 25, 2015 09:19 PM NZST

Description

found on a moist bank at night

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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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