Onychophora

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Onychophora

  1. 1. Onychophora By Wyatt and Silus
  2. 2. <ul><li>It belongs to the domain Eukaryote. </li></ul><ul><li>The kingdom Animalia. </li></ul><ul><li>Believed to be the missing like between worms and arthropods. </li></ul><ul><li>Usually halve grey, brown, blue and rarely red skin pigments. </li></ul>Classification,and description
  3. 3. <ul><li>Has a arthropod like hemocyanin. </li></ul><ul><li>The hemocyanin takes protein from oxygen. </li></ul><ul><li>Basically the respiratory system is made of thousands of tiny oddly distributed pits that allows it to breath. </li></ul>respiratory
  4. 4. Habitat <ul><li>Velvet worms usually live in eastern Australia and New Zeeland. </li></ul><ul><li>They usually live in topical and sub tropical forest areas. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Special abilities <ul><li>The shoot out a sticky saliva that traps their victims in a paste that is kind of like super glue so that they can bite off a part of the body and feed. </li></ul><ul><li>They feed by sucking out the undigested juices. </li></ul><ul><li>The slime is also used to trap predators for an escape . </li></ul>
  6. 6. Body features <ul><li>They halve a vertical bilateral symmetry that runs from their head to their anus. </li></ul><ul><li>They halve hundreds of tiny claws that allow them to latch on to their prey. </li></ul><ul><li>They also halve thousands of tiny teeth that allow them to bit off a part of their victims to suck out the proteins. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Body features prt. 2 <ul><li>The claws are used to hook on and stabilize its self when climbing or walking </li></ul><ul><li>The claws are like are feet </li></ul><ul><li>It has a velvet textured skin (thus its name) </li></ul><ul><li>It antennas are used for sound like other animals with antennas </li></ul>
  8. 8. Digestive system <ul><li>The digestive track starts right behind the head. </li></ul><ul><li>The intestines begin in the throat where our wind pipes are. </li></ul><ul><li>The throat’s sole purpose is to absorb partially liquefied foods </li></ul><ul><li>They halve saliva pallets that lubricate the food to allow it to pass easily threw its 1 intestine </li></ul><ul><li>The intestine consists only of a single layer of epithelial tissue </li></ul><ul><li>Witch means that it doesn’t halve a outer layer of skin around the intestine (unlike humans) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Interaction <ul><li>Interaction with a velvet worm is very unlikely to come in contact with unless you live in Australia or are visiting Australia </li></ul>
  10. 10. Phylogeny (history) <ul><li>Has been date bake to the Cambrian period </li></ul><ul><li>They have been believed to halve evolved form the same ancestor as arthropods </li></ul><ul><li>The ancestor had characteristics or each one </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.bumblebee.org/invertebrates/ONYCHOPHORA.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.pnas.org/content/99/16/10545.full </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/624996/velvet-worm </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.austmus.gov.au/factSheets/velvet_worms.htm </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.jrank.org/pages/1723/Velvet-Worms-Onychophora-BEHAVIOR-REPRODUCTION.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Velvet_worm </li></ul>
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