> omg i LOVE those little guys! (and i also love platypi, frogfish, spiny devil, and other weird animals. but i hate grubs.)
Same for me.
The velet worm's ancestors ruled the sea 400 mil. years ago, and the haven't lost a bit of their awesomness. A creature like this could really exist, if the arthropods hadn't taken most of the lobopods' ecological niches after the cambrian age.
The painting is absolutely great. It's hard to see if it's a picture or a model! ^^
i might actually sound like some kind of bookworm but the "sea velvet worm" aka Aysheaia according to phylogenetics has nothing to do with today terrestrial Onychophora, which appear to be similar in shape but yet totally different