Aporrectodea caliginosa

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Aporrectodea caliginosa
Aporrectodea caliginosa March 18, 2010 (13609070655).jpg
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A. calignosa
Binomial name
Aporrectodea calignosa
(Savigny, 1826)[1]

Aporrectodea calignosa (also known as Allolobophora similis[1] or the grey worm) is an earthworm commonly found in Great Britain. It is recognizable by the three distinct shades of colour at its front end, and it is 6 centimetres (2.4 in) in length when not moving. Its saddle pads usually form a two humped ridge across three segments along the length of the saddle, however this is not clearly visible. The worm mostly lies in non-permanent horizontal burrows in topsoil, and is rarely found in leaf litter. Like most worms, its diet consists only of soil.

References[edit]

Bart S, Amosse J, Lowe CN, Mougin C, Pery ARR, Pelosi C. Aporrectodea caliginosa, a relevant earthworm species for a posteriori pesticide risk assessment: current knowledge and recommendations for culture and experimental design. Environ Sci Pollut Res Int 2018. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-2579-9

  1. ^ a b "Aporrectodea caliginosa (Savigny, 1826) – Standard reference". Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). Retrieved 15 June 2016.

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