Microchaetus rappi

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Microchaetus rappi
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M. rappi
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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 1.4 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][3]

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  1. ^ "Family Microchaetidae Michaelsen, 1921". Texas A&M University. Retrieved April 4, 2010.
  2. ^ The Guinness book of records 1997 edition page 70
  3. ^ The Guinness book of records 1993 edition page 99