Исследования светящихся червей в Австралии (Springbrook Research Centre)
Type species: Arachnocampa flava Harrison 1966: 880. Australia (Qld).
Springbrook's giant earthworms
The giant brown earthworm, "grunters" as they are commonly named here
( during heavy rainfall the worms come close to the surface and when the ground
is walked on they emit a grunting sound ). As far as I can assess they belong
( class.Oligochaetes order.Haplotaxida )
This juvenile specimen measured 510mm.
Some mature specimens found here are over 1 metre in body length.
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The extremely wet weather has started the appearance of our giant earthworms
At this time only juveniles are evident.