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Pink Velvet Worm
Pink-velvet-worm
Information
Range South Africa
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Onychophora
Class Onychophora
Order Onychophora
Family Peripatopsidae
Genus Opisthopatus
Species O. roseus
Conservation Status
CRSpecies
Critically Endangered

The Pink velvet worm (Opisthopatus roseus) is a species of invertebrate in the Peripatopsidae family.

Distribution[]

It is endemic to South Africa.

Habitat[]

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

Conservation Status[]

It is threatened by habitat loss.

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