Large-bodied Earthworm

Yes Sir, that is a Large-bodied Earthworm.

Approximately 1.5 meters in length and greater than 500 grams weight. I found this earthworm in extremely wet rich forest soil in the foothills of Sumaco Volcano in Ecuador. Elevation ~ 1500 MASL. Calling all worm experts. I need help identifying this worm.


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15 Responses:

  1. Tanya Regan says:

    From beneath you, it devours.

  2. Muad'dib, we have wormsign the likes of which god has never seen.

  3. pawliger says:

    If you walk without rhythm... ah, you never learn.

  4. Karellen says:

    He should be careful with that. It looks related to these:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:S03-kruge_fights_the_worms.png

    and that nearly didn't work out so well for him!

  5. Karl Shea says:

    And if you cut it in half, you get two large-bodied earthworms!

  6. Ian Young says:

    Blessed is the Maker. May he cleanse the World with His passing.

  7. hattifattener says:

    Awesome.

    I've heard that there are a lot of new-world earthworm species that are extinct or driven out of their habitats by the introduction of old-world earthworms, crops, farming practices, and the attendant changes in soil chemistry.