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Animal Database

The Giant earthworm is a name often given to a variety of large invertebrates in the class Clitellata, many being from the family Megascolecidae. It may refer to:

Australia and New Zealand[]

  • Giant Gippsland Earthworm: up to 3 m in length
  • North Auckland Worm: up to 1.4 m in length
  • Lake Pedder Earthworm: extinct

North America[]

  • Giant Palouse Earthworm: up to 1 m in length
  • Oregon Giant Earthworm: up to 0.9 m in length

South America[]


  • Lumbricus badensis: up to 0.6 m in length


Southeast Asia[]

  • Pheretima
    • Kinabalu Giant Earthworm: up to 0.7 m in length


Cryptids are animal species that are thought by some people to exist, including creatures reported only in legend, but which have not been confirmed as existing.

  • Indus Worm: Pakistan
  • Lambton Worm: North East England
  • Minhocão: Brazil
  • Mongolian Death Worm: Gobi Desert
  • Tatzelwurm: European Alps, hoax