Microchaetus rappi

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Microchaetus rappi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Microchaetidae
Genus: Microchaetus
Species: M. rappi
Binomial name
Microchaetus rappi
Benham, 1886 [1]

Microchaetus rappi, the African giant earthworm, is a large earthworm in the Microchaetidae family, the largest of the segmented worms (commonly called earthworms). It averages about 1.36 m (4.5 ft) in length, but can reach a length of as much as 6.7 m (22 ft) and can weigh over 1.5 kg (3.3 lb).[2]


  1. ^ "Family Microchaetidae Michaelsen, 1921". Texas A&M University. Retrieved April 4, 2010. 
  2. ^ The Mighty Worm. Worm Digest (2005-10-02).