Giant Gippsland Earthworm

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Giant Gippsland earthworm
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Family: Megascolecidae
Genus: Megascolides
Species: M. australis
Binomial name
Megascolides australis
McCoy, 1878

The Giant Gippsland Earthworm, (Megascolides australis), is one of Australia's 1,000 native earthworm species. These Giant earthworms average at 100 cm long and 2 cm in diameter and can reach 3 m in length.[1] They have a dark purple head and a blue-gray body.

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