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Velvet worm or Peripatus (Onychophora)Euperipatoides rowelli

4 Tallanganda Velvet Worm at Tallaganda State Forest

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Euperipatoides rowelli at Tallaganda State Forest - 3 Sep 2019
Euperipatoides rowelli at Tallaganda State Forest - 3 Sep 2019

Identification history

Velvet worm or Peripatus (Onychophora) Euperipatoides rowelli 4 Sep 2019 michaelb
Velvet worm or Peripatus (Onychophora) Euperipatoides rowelli 3 Sep 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Unidentified 3 Sep 2019 Christine

Author's notes

Sorry, I have no idea what kind of critter this is, and would have taken more photos if i had realised how interesting it looks now that I can see the enlarged photo!

3 comments

   3 Sep 2019
Pretty sure it is a Tallaganda Velvet Worm, which kills its prey by covering them with sticky glue. It also has a complex social structure, where up to 15 animals hunt together led by the dominant female who gets first dibs on the food. An amazing critter
Christine wrote:
   3 Sep 2019
Thanks Michael, while you were writing that I was looking it up, and it is indeed an interesting critter. And has been studied in this location!
Christine wrote:
   3 Sep 2019
Although I only saw one, I wonder where the rest of the gang was hiding??

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Location information

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 3 Sep 2019 11:28 AM Recorded on
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