Onychophora (Velvet Worms)

Phylum Onychophora (Velvet Worms)

Wikipedia Entry

Approximate Number of Species: 110

Largest:  Peripatidae sp at a length of 8.66 inches (220 mm)

Smallest:  Ooperipatellus sp at a length of  0.39 inches (10 mm)

References:

Monge-Najera J (1994) Reproductive trends, habitat type and body characteristics in velvet worms (Onychophora). Revista de Biologia Tropical 42(3):611-622.

H. Ruhberg, personal communication

Brusca RC & Brusca GJ (2003) Invertebrates (Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, Sunderland, MA) 2nd Ed.

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