Perionyx excavatus

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Perionyx excavatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Megascolecidae
Genus: Perionyx
Species: P. excavatus
Binomial name
Perionyx excavatus

Perionyx excavatus is a commercially produced earthworm. Popular names for this species include composting worms, blues, or Indian blues. This species is marketed for its ability to create fine worm castings quickly. It has recently become more popular in North America for composting purposes.

This species belongs to the Perionyx genus. It may have its origins in the Himalayan mountains. This species is suited for vermicomposting in tropical and subtropical regions.[1]