Onychophora sp. (phylum)

4 Unidentified Velvet Worm at Cotter River, ACT

Onychophora sp. (phylum) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 May 2019
Onychophora sp. (phylum) at Cotter River, ACT - 4 May 2019
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Identification history

Onychophora sp. (phylum) 5 May 2019 KimPullen
Onychophora sp. (phylum) 5 May 2019 michaelb
Unidentified 5 May 2019 danswell

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Found at night in dry watercourse among cobble and leaf litter. Approximately 20mm long.

3 comments

Laserchemisty wrote:
   5 May 2019
First one on Canberra Nature Map by the looks of it.
DaveRowell wrote:
   14 Aug 2021
Interesting because the pale bit between the antennae is not consistent with either of the species that occur nearby (Ooperipatus costatus and Euperipatoides rowelli). There are a bunch of species that do have structures between the antennae, but not locally. Possibly an undescribed species.
danswell wrote:
   14 Aug 2021
Thanks Dave. Ive been back multiple times but not seen another one. Would probably require breaking logs - I have not done that.

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  • 4 May 2019 08:36 PM Recorded on
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