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Australian Earthworms

Australian Earthworms

Worldwide, approximately 6,000 species of earthworms are described in 20 families, eight of which are represented in Australia. Earthworm Creator: Andrew Howells © Australian Museum Class Oligochaeta – Phylum Annelida Worldwide, approximately 6,000 species of earthworms are described in 20 families. In Australia, earthworm populations consist of native and introduced species from a total of eight families: Moniligastridae Glossoscolecidae Lumbricidae Ocnerodrilidae Acanthodrilidae*

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