Science Quiz / Largest Organisms

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Can you name the the largest organisms for each category?

Quiz Updated Jan 4, 2016

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CategoryOrganismHint
Largest AnimalFound in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans; up to 200 tons and over 105 feet in length; produces vocalizations in excess of 180 decibels, making it the loudest animal on the planet.
Largest Land AnimalLives in Africa; weighs 4.5–7.8 tons and is 13–16 ft in length; its tusks alone can weight 50-100 pounds
Tallest Land AnimalLives in Africa; grows up to 19 feet tall and can weigh 2,800 pounds; primary food source is acacia leaves, which it consumes at heights most other herbivores cannot reach.
Largest LizardLives in Indonesia; up to 330 pounds and 10 feet long; adults can consume up to 80% of their body weight in a single meal
Largest Coral ReefOff the northeastern coast of Australia; Covers an area of 133,000 square miles and stretches along 1,429 miles; the largest structure on the planet that is made up of living organisms; visible from space.
Largest InvertebrateLives in Southern Ocean; can weigh over 1,000 pounds and is estimated to reach lengths of over 45 feet; has the largest eyes of any organism
Largest Tree
(by volume)
Found in the Western Sierra Nevadas in California; can grow over 270 feet tall and over 30 feet in diameter; 'General Sherman' is 2,100 years old, and has the largest trunk on earth by volume.
Largest FlowerFound in tropical rainforests of Sumatra and Borneo in the Malay Archipelago, can grow to 3 feet in diameter and weigh as much as 24 pounds; nicknamed for the dreadful odor it produces.
Largest Root SystemIn Fishlake National Forest, Utah; large stands of genetically identical trees interconnected by a shared root system; covers 106 acres and estimated to weigh 6,600 tons; age debated to be between 80,000 and 1,000,000 years old.
Largest FungusA single colony in Malheur National Forest in Oregon covers an area of 3.4 square miles; contains enzyme responsible for blue-green bioluminescent glow known as 'foxfire'

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