Author: Jan Scholten
English: Velvet worms; Claw bearers.
Region: Southern Hemisphere.
Genera: 180 species.
Onychophora are worms with legs; obscurely segmented; have tiny eyes, antennae, multiple pairs of legs and slime glands; compared to worms with legs, caterpillars and slugs; tropical Southern Hemisphere; prey on insects by squirting an adhesive mucus, a sticky slime curious mating behaviour; bearing live young.