Scientists have discovered a terrifying new species of molluscs

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The Discovery of the animals is always very interesting and important scientific event. Scientists believe that in the future they will find many incredible surprises that nature at this day concealed from mankind. To take at least here this amazing creature, turned out to be the most massive representative of the bivalve molluscs in the world. Looks are certainly not very attractive, but how much joy for the scientists.

About the existence of such creatures, scientists knew long ago. From time to time researchers have found a long shell in the form of tubes, but could not suggest who they belonged to. Some of the shells reached a length of one and a half meters and more. And now, thanks to sheer luck, managed to get the first real specimen, which failed to study and even to capture on video, which you can see below.

To Detect the clam was due to the transfer, which the researchers saw on one of the Philippine TV channels. The plot is told that the inhabitants of one of the local villages, eating strange "ship worms" that is chosen on the surface of the mud. To search for villages and mysterious creatures from TV shows, scientists had to organize two expeditions. And only in the second, they finally got lucky.

The Individual has received the name of Kuphus Polythalamia. As it turned out, the clam eats the dirt in which he lives. His gills transform the mud into sulphide, so the habitat of the clam is unbearable smell of rotten eggs. In connection with such an unusual diet the digestive system of the animal decreased and almost completely atrophied.

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