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Sandworm may refer to:

Living animals[edit]

Cyber warfare[edit]

  • Sandworm, a hacking group within GRU (G.U.) Russian military intelligence
  • Sandworm: A New Era of Cyberwar and the Hunt for the Kremlin's Most Dangerous Hackers (2019), a book about the group by Andy Greenberg


Fictional animals[edit]

  • Sandworm (Dune), from Frank Herbert's 1965 science fiction novel Dune and its derivative works
  • The Chthonians of H. P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos, first mentioned in 1968[citation needed]
  • Purple worm, a fictional monster from the Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, first introduced in the game's 1974 original set
  • When Barbara and Adam Maitland die they come across a sandworm creature that lives on the desert of Saturn in the 1988 Tim Burton film Beetlejuice
  • The Graboids of the Tremors franchise, first introduced in 1990
  • The Alaskan Bull Worm is a sandworm that appears in Season 2: Episode 40b of SpongeBob SquarePants. At one point, when the worm approaches, Sandy picks up a sign saying “worm” that warns of his advances which is a reference to "wormsign" from Dune.
  • On the desert planet Tatooine the Greater Krayt Dragon appears in the Star Wars universe in Season 2: Episode 1 of Disney’s The Mandalorian which released on Disney+ in 2020


  • Sandworm (installation), an environmental art installation in the Wenduine Beach, Belgium created for the Beaufort Triennial of Contemporary Art