Kōrero: Peripatus



Peripatus (bottom) are primitive creatures that cannot control the loss of water from their bodies. This makes them susceptible to drying out. To avoid this, the worms are nocturnal and make their homes in cool, dark, humid habitats such as forest leaf litter and rotting logs (top).

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Department of Conservation
Reference: 10059378 (top); 10050491 (bottom)

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Peripatus - Ecology', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13261/habitat (accessed 4 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007