Cientistas encontram gigantes moluscos pré-históricos nas Filipinas

Pela primeira vez na história, o verme gigante Kuphus polythalamia foi encontrado vivo em uma lagoa nas Filipinas. Antes, os cientistas só tinham evidências de suas conchas em formato tubular e, por …

With the exalted title of the largest land-based arthropod in the world, it's a wonder that the giant coconut crab doesn't get more press than it does. These animals are generally nocturnal and live in many coastal and forest regions of Indo-Pacific islands.    They get their name from their ability to climb coconut palm trees, where they clip off the coconuts, return to the ground, peel of the coconut husks, and hammer the fruits open with rocks or their large claws.

25 Most Amazing and Unusual Animals on Earth

With the exalted title of the largest land-based arthropod in the world, it's a wonder that the giant coconut crab doesn't get more press than it does. These animals are generally nocturnal and live in many coastal and forest regions of Indo-Pacific islands. They get their name from their ability to climb coconut palm trees, where they clip off the coconuts, return to the ground, peel of the coconut husks, and hammer the fruits open with rocks or their large claws.

25 Most Amazing and Unusual Animals on Earth | hubpages

25 Most Amazing and Unusual Animals on Earth

The Giant Western Firey Chiton (Gumboot) grows to 14" - 5 lbs

The Giant Western Firey Chiton (Gumboot) grows to 14" - 5 lbs

Description Tridacna gigas.001 - Aquarium Finisterrae.JPG

Description Tridacna gigas.001 - Aquarium Finisterrae.JPG

"Giant African Land Snail," native to central African forests, can reach up to eight inches in length. They have become a threat to agricultural in the United States. Beginning in 1966, several snails kept as pets were released in gardens in Florida. Giant African snails have a voracious appetite. These snails contain both male and female reproductive organs, and can lay up to 1,200 eggs per year.

Em um ano, força-tarefa captura 78 mil caramujos-africanos na Flórida

Giant New Zealand snail (Powelliphanta hochstetteri hochstetteri) Growing to a whopping 90mm and weighing in at 90g!

Giant New Zealand snail (Powelliphanta hochstetteri hochstetteri) Growing to a whopping 90mm and weighing in at 90g!

The fleshy mantle and plush zooxanthellae lounge of the Giant Clam. Photo taken at Agincourt Reef, Queensland, Australia by Dr. Helen Taylor. Lobos Marinos International Marine Science.

The fleshy mantle and plush zooxanthellae lounge of the Giant Clam. Photo taken at Agincourt Reef, Queensland, Australia by Dr. Helen Taylor. Lobos Marinos International Marine Science.

. It seems the world’s largest molluscs, the giant clams of the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, have been doing a huge amount of good work we knew little about.  These sea creatures turn out to be multitasking ecosystem engineers. They are reef builders and shapers, food factories, shelters, reservoirs of algae, and water filters, all rolled in one.

. It seems the world’s largest molluscs, the giant clams of the Indo-Pacific coral reefs, have been doing a huge amount of good work we knew little about. These sea creatures turn out to be multitasking ecosystem engineers. They are reef builders and shapers, food factories, shelters, reservoirs of algae, and water filters, all rolled in one.

Syrinx araunus at 0.91 meters? From Hawaiian Shell News 1982 No. 7

Syrinx araunus at 0.91 meters? From Hawaiian Shell News 1982 No. 7

Sea Shells Entemnotrochus Rumphii , Rumphius Slit Shell 155mm ID#3295C in Sammeln & Seltenes, Mineralien & Fossilien, Muscheln & Schnecken | eBay

Sea Shells Entemnotrochus Rumphii , Rumphius Slit Shell 155mm ID#3295C in Sammeln & Seltenes, Mineralien & Fossilien, Muscheln & Schnecken | eBay

Imagine the venom of this Conus. Photo by Patrick Fourlinnie

Imagine the venom of this Conus. Photo by Patrick Fourlinnie

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