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  Velvet Worms - Phylum Onychophora
Velvet worms, also known as walking worms or peripatus, are neither made of velvet nor are they actual worms.
This movement resembles that of a caterpillar, and velvet worms are equally as slow.
Velvet worms are found in humid, shady areas such as rotting logs, caves, or underground areas, throughout South America, Africa, and Australia.
www.angelfire.com /mo2/animals1/phylum/velvetworm.html   (545 words)

  
 Velvet worms
Velvet worms range up to about 10 cm in length, but those most often encountered in Australia are between two and four centimetres long.
Velvet worms also have two conspicuous antennae on the head, and, behind these, two simple-lensed eyes and a pair of modified legs, called 'oral tubes'.
Despite their apparently gentle appearance, velvet worms are voracious and active carnivores, feasting on other small invertebrates (for example, termites, woodlice and small spiders) that they encounter during their travels.
www.amonline.net.au /factsheets/velvet_worms.htm   (1324 words)

  
 Velvet worm: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com - All about Velvet worm
Onychophora (velvet worms) are segmented, caterpillar-like, terrestrial animals somewhat resembling both arthropods and annelid worms.
They are generally regarded either as a class of arthropods or as a separate phylum.
Their skin (cuticle) is covered with fine hairs (papillae) giving a velvet-like feel and accounting for their popular name of "velvet worms".
www.encyclopedian.com /on/Onychophora.html   (349 words)

  
 Velvet worm -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
They are generally regarded either as a ((biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders) class of arthropods or as a separate ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes) phylum (in which case they are the only animal phylum to include no marine species).
Their skin ((The outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates) cuticle) is covered with fine hairs ((A small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell) papillae) giving a (A silky densely piled fabric with a plain back) velvet-like feel and accounting for their popular name of "velvet worms".
Onychophores are thought to be closely related to the (Invertebrate having jointed limbs and a segmented body with an exoskeleton made of chitin) arthropods.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/V/Ve/Velvet_worm.htm   (481 words)

  
 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Velvet Worm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Velvet Worm, also known as peripatus, a small worm-like creature that looks like a cross between an annelid worm and an arthropod.
Burgess Shale Fauna, preserved animal remains found in sedimentary rocks around Mount Stephen and Mount Field in Yoho National Park, British Columbia,...
Worm (animal), any soft-bodied, usually small and often elongated animal lacking well-developed limbs.
uk.encarta.msn.com /Velvet_Worm.html   (98 words)

  
 Tasmanian Velvet Worms: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The common name 'velvet worm' refers to the velvety appearance of the skin, which is densely covered with tiny folds and bumps.
The densest populations of velvet worms seem to be in the open eucalypt forests in the eastern and southern portions of the Central Plateau.
Velvet worms are very hard to find in some apparently suitable natural habitats, such as the lowland rainforests of the Northwest and West Coast.
www.qvmag.tas.gov.au /zoology/multipedes/tasonych/onyintro.html   (284 words)

  
 velvet worm --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The term derives from the Middle French velu, “shaggy.” Velvet is made in the pile weave, of silk, cotton, or synthetic fibres, and is characterized by a soft, downy surface formed by clipped yarns.
Worms are members of several invertebrate phyla, including Platyhelminthes (flatworms), Annelida (segmented worms), Nemertea (ribbon worms), Aschelminthes (roundworms, pinworms, eelworms, threadworms, hairworms, etc.), Sipuncula (peanutworms),...
Worms are so different from one another that zoologists do not classify them together in a single group; they place them in about a dozen different and often unrelated taxonomic groups called phyla.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9057154?tocId=9057154   (760 words)

  
 Velvet Worm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Velvet Worm is the brainchild Jacob and Lucas Held.
Velvet Worm blends cultural references and social commentary with crass humor, loopy wordplay and utter nonsense.
His contributions to Velvet Worm are mostly expressed through whittling, as he has foresworn direct communication.
www.velvetworm.com /readables.htm   (247 words)

  
 alpine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Velvet worms (also known as onychophora or peripatus) are beautiful caterpillar-like creatures with a long cylindrical soft body and a head terminating with two long antennae.
Tasmanian velvet worms are terrestrial and as their soft bodies are covered by a thin cuticle which is prone to water loss they all live in moist environments.
Velvet worms are of exceptional evolutionary interest because they are considered intermediates or 'missing links' between two major invertebrate groups, the arthropods (jointed invertebrates) and annelids (worms).
www.bushcare.tas.gov.au /info/Threatfauna3.htm   (10933 words)

  
 ANU - MAC - MEDIA - MEDIA RELEASES - 2005 - SEPTEMBER - 270905VELVET WORM
Life as a velvet worm in the decaying logs and leaf litter of a forest floor is not as peaceful as it may look according to new ANU research, which has found that a species of Australian velvet worm bites, chases, kicks and evades to establish a ‘family’ hierarchy dominated by voracious females. 
Velvet worms immobilise their prey by a sticky secretion from their glands.
According to Dr Reinhard, the female velvet worm’s larger body size might be a general cue for triggering dominant and subordinate behaviour.
info.anu.edu.au /mac/Media/Media_Releases/_2005/_September/_270905velvet_worm.asp   (905 words)

  
 Worm Hatch
Nereids, or clamworms, are slender worms that become elongated and flattened during their annual spawn.
Worms will normally migrate to the surface during the evening’s "magic hour" and continue to spawn well into the darkness.
The worm hatch is a very special part of the saltwater flyrodders calendar.
www.capawock.com /worm_hatch.htm   (694 words)

  
 Arthropod Oddments
All the velvet worms are predatory, feeding on small invertebrates such as crickets, spiders, and woodlice.
Adult tongue worms are usually whitish in colour and range in size from a few millimetres to about 15 cm in length.
This is because tongue worms have a complex life-cycle involving an intermediate or secondary host, usually a herbivore or omnivorous animal, in which the young stages develop.
www.kendall-bioresearch.co.uk /arthropod.htm   (2321 words)

  
 South Sister - Blind Velvet Worm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
All three species of velvet worms can tolerate a degree of light to moderate selective logging and cool, low intensity burning, provided these activities do not significantly impact on the decaying log environment.
There is an interface between the distribution of the blind and giant velvet worms which is about 20 km long rising from near sea level north of Chain of Lagoons to about 500 m at Dublin Town.
Habitat and vulnerability is similar to blind velvet worm and hence destruction of their habitat will also occur.
www.southsister.org /articles1/bvworm.htm   (815 words)

  
 Tasmanian Velvet Worms: Bibliography
Velvet worms were found in those parts of coupe GC171A which had been logged and cool-burned three years earlier.
Velvet worms had survived the trial logging in UR07A and microhabitat conditions (in unburned, now-rotting logging slash, protected by a dense shrub and fern layer) were ideal for their continued survival.
Velvet worms (Ooperipatellus spp.) have been seen in five Mt Cripps caves and are regarded as visitors rather than obligate cave inhabitants (see p.
www.qvmag.tas.gov.au /zoology/multipedes/tasonych/onyrefs.html   (2625 words)

  
 Museum Victoria [Forest Secrets] Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Velvet Worms are soft-bodied worm-like animals, but unlike worms, they have paired legs along the length of the body and a pair of antennae on the head.
Their permeable skin renders them liable to drying out, so they are restricted to moist micro-habitats, such as the Wet Forests and Cool Temperate Rainforests.
Velvet Worms have remained remarkably unchanged over 300 million years, and are still found in southern land masses which were once part of the Gondwana supercontinent.
www.museum.vic.gov.au /forest/animals/worms.html   (209 words)

  
 The Shape of Life . Annelids | PBS
Far from being lowly worms, annelids are impressively powerful and capable animals.
With such a digestive tract, food can be continuously taken in by a mouth, processed as it passes through the body and released as waste at the other end.
Not only can worms continually digest their food, but they can squirm, crawl and slither as they do it.
www.pbs.org /kcet/shapeoflife/animals/annelids.html   (226 words)

  
 Tropical Resources :: Index
Velvet appears as a fine yellow dust on the fish.
With the exception of ich and velvet, often the only symptoms are labored breathing and lethargy.
These type of parasites (minute worms) are found on the body, fins and gills of freshwater species.
www.tropicalresources.net /phpBB2/aquarium_medications.php   (6229 words)

  
 TVE's Earth Report: Paper Tiger
Velvet Worm vs. Woodchip: Environmental Defenders Office challenge environmental protection processes.
The giant velvet worm is a vulnerable species.
The crayfish and the velvet worm are among over 600 endangered species on Tasmania.
www.tve.org /earthreport/archive/doc.cfm?aid=798   (1918 words)

  
 Aquarium medications
Treats a wide variety of parasitic diseases including velvet, anchor worm, fish lice, hole-in-the-head disease, gill worms and dactylogyrus.
Treats a wide variety of parasitic diseases in which gill membranes are often swollen and distended, including velvet (oodinium), anchor worm (lernia), fish lice (argulus) and hole-in-the-head disease (hexamita).
GENERAL CURE also cures parasitic diseases where fish appear to be healthy, but swim in lazy circles near the surface of the water.
badmanstropicalfish.com /meds/medication9a4.html   (105 words)

  
 phylum onychophora   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
For many people, myself included, this velvet worm was a new phylum, Onychophora, to observe alive in the wild.
Onychophorans are thought to be intermediate between segmented worms, annelids, and arthropods, and that's what they look like, a segmented worm with legs.
The 540 million year old Burgess Shale has two fossil organisms that appear to be Onychophorans, thus attesting to their antiquity.
www.bio.ilstu.edu /armstrong/crtrip/crimages/velvetworm.htm   (80 words)

  
 Search Results for velvet - Encyclopædia Britannica
The term derives from the Middle French velu, “shaggy.” Velvet is made in the pile weave, of silk, cotton, or...
Velvet ants are so called because the females are covered with dense hairs and, like ants, are...
U.S. guitarist of the rock group the Velvet Underground (b.
www.britannica.com /search?query=velvet&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (381 words)

  
 Cost Rica Journal Entry 1
One of the coolest things we saw were velvet worms, (Oncyphora), a "missing link" between segmented worms and arthropods.
Ray also had an article and cover photo on velvet worm in the September, 1985 Natural History magazine.
We came upon an area where a number of large trees had been felled and began pulling bark off of them to see what we could find.
www.sasionline.org /costarica/pages/entry6b.html   (531 words)

  
 "Hallucigenia"   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Sci American article mentioned that there's a fossil in a collection at Harvard showing several Hallucigenia "associated with" a large worm - "leaving little doubt" that H was feeding on the worm.
The whole of the Burgess Shale fauna was grouped by its discoverer (Walcott) into just two orders: polychaete worms and "trilobitoides" (trilobite-like things); modern reevaluation of the fauna has left maybe one polychaete worm and two genuine trilobites, the rest scattered around some 20 different phylums.
Conversely, animals in the Burgess Shale may LOOK like modern creatures, but might have different enough internal workings that, were we to go back in time and catch one, we'd be able to see from the actual nonfossil animal that it isn't related all that closely after all.
flyingmice.com /cgi-bin/squidcgi/mbmessage.pl/evo/798.shtml   (964 words)

  
 Velvet wormm
If you see your way being blocked by a Velvet wormm and another person is very close to you from behind, move away.
Understanding Your Eyes To see clearly, the cornea and the Velvet wormm must bend — or refract — light rays so they focus on the retina — a layer of light-sensing cells that line the back of the eye.
Laser resurfacing is a very controlled burning procedure during which a Velvet wormm vaporizes superficial layers of facial skin, removing not only wrinkles and lines caused by sun damage and facial expressions, but also acne scars, some folds and creases around the nose and mouth, and even precancerous and benign superficial growths.
velvet-worm.ask.dyndns.dk /Velvet-wormm   (1163 words)

  
 Maine Fly Fishing - 1/6/05 Clam Worms with Kenney A.
Early in the hatch a subsurface fly will work okay, but as the hatch picks up the worms are all over the surface and the fly must float.
When the hatch is really humming the fish get very finnicky, and when that happens I add a dropper by tying a subsurface verson of the fly - often using the velvet worm fly - to the bend of the floating fly with an 18-inch leader.
It seems that the Clam/blood worms would cork screw in the upper 1/3 of the water column as they moved in and out with each tide.
maineflyfish.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=996   (398 words)

  
 Fresh Water Medication
Treats a wide variety of parasitic diseases including velvet, anchor worm, fish lice, hole-in-the-head disease, gill worms and...
Treats ich, flukes, anchor worms, velvet, and other freshwater para sites.
For use on wounds, ulcers, mouth fungus and fin and tail rot.
www.aquaticmart.com /cat27_1.htm   (253 words)

  
 gould_feb_86
Their life styles also span the range of the thinkable: most are free living and carnivorous or scavengers, bit others dwell commensally with sponges, mollusks or echinoderms, and some are parasites.
Priapulids are burrowing worms with bodies divided roughly into three parts; a rear end with one or two appendages; a middle trunk; and a retractable front end or proboscis.
If little penis worms ruled the sea, I have no confidence that Australopithecus would ever have walked erect on the savannas of Africa.
ethomas.web.wesleyan.edu /wescourses/2004s/ees227/01/gould_feb_86.htm   (3744 words)

  
 red velvet ant -- red velvet ant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
It consisted of a three-quarter length, painted on panel, and attired in the costume of the period; a dress of red velvet, with a straight low body, and large square sleeves, faced with fl...
Among the highlights are images of vibrantly red velvet mites, a giant land crab, intricately woven...
Dim, tiny and deeply romantic bar crammed with bizarre bric-a-brac; thereís a red velvet salon at the back and the fantastic cocktails are served in goldfish bowls (well, nearly).
www.dcants.com /redvelvetant   (3607 words)

  
 Dictionary of Animals - velvet worm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
They are unlike any other invertebrates and so the 200 species occupy their own phylum, Onychophora.
Velvet worms date back 400 million years and may be a 'missing link' between the arthropods (insects and crustaceans) and annelids (soft-bodied segmented worms, including earthworms).
The 20–40 million-year-old fossils of two new kinds of velvet worm were discovered by US palaeontologists in 1996.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/dictionaries/animals/data/m0046746.html   (123 words)

  
 Onychophora
Onychophorans, of which there are several endemic species in New Zealand, share a number of characteristics with both annelids (segmented worms) and arthropods, although they are more closely related to the latter and are sometimes, as here, regarded as a subphylum of the Arthropoda.
Nielsen 2001) regard the Onychophora as a phylum.
Hoffmann, K. Ecdysteroids in Adult Females of a 'Walking Worm' Euperipatoides leuckartii (Onychophora, Peripatopsidae).
www.peripatus.gen.nz /Taxa/Arthropoda/Onychophora.html   (1840 words)

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