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Table 2 Morphological characteristics of earthworm populations collected

From: Impact of soil physico-chemical properties on distribution of earthworm populations across different land use patterns in southern India

Sl no Name of the species Body length(mm) Clitellum position Clitellum length (mm) Average body weight (g)
1 Eisenia fetida 65–70 13–20 2.10–3.30 0.5
2 Eudrilus eugeniae 70–130 13–20 2.50–5.00 0.7
3 Lampito mauritii 120–160 13–20 4.20–6.00 1.2
4 Octochaetona serrate 100–140 13–20 2.70–4.60 0.8
5 Octochaetona surensis 65–80 13–20 2.10–3.20 0.7
6 Perionyx excavates 100–120 13–20 2.30–5.20 0.6
7 Perionyx gravely 110–120 13–20 2.40–5.50 0.8
8 Pheretima alexandri 120–150 13–20 3.50–5.70 0.6
9 Pontodrilus bermudensis 80–130 13–20 3.10–4.50 1.1
10 Pontoscolex corethrurus 90–130 13–20 2.40–4.80 0.7