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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Photograph by Sue Doyle

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Peripatus - Walking worms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13260/spiny-pads-and-claws (accessed 12 December 2019)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 24 Sep 2007