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. It's is reputed for its ability to create fine worm castings quickly. It is recently becoming more popular in North America for composting purposes. Generic names for this species include "composting worms", "blues", or "Indian blues". They belong to the Perionyx genus. Their origins may be the Himalayan mountains. This species is suited for vermicomposting in tropical and subtropical regions.