Story: Peripatus

Spiny pads and claws

Spiny pads and claws

This close-up of the bottom of a pair of peripatus legs shows the spiny pads which they use for walking. The clawed feet are used only when they need extra grip.

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Peripatus - Walking worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 August 2022)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007