Kamoebas' name is derived from the Japanese word "kame," which means turtle.
Kamoebas' scientific name "Megalo matamata" is derived from the Greek word "Megalos", which means "giant" or "great", the word "mata" is either Japanese or Spanish, but given the fact the matamata turtle is native in Brazil, it suggests that the name is derived from the Spanish word which means "kills" while in Japanese it means "again" or "once more". If the Spanish word was used, then the name would literally mean the "giant kill kill turtle", while if using the Japanese word literally means the "giant once more turtle".
HistoryGanimes was destroyed, Yog turned to a rock turtle and made Kamoebas. It also made another Ganimes. However, bats fled from a nearby cave and made Yog lose control of the monsters. They battled each other up the mountain in the center of the island and both fell into the volcano, destroying themselves and Yog forever.
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.. In the film, news agencies and the J.S.D.F. swarmed to a small part of the coast of Japan. A dead Megalo matamata, or Kamoebas, had washed ashore in the night. As it was investigated they noticed large rips in its neck. It had been killed by Godzilla.
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