Authors: METE MISIRLIOĞLU
Abstract: Earthworm specimens collected from 10 different areas of the Kocaeli city center were examined and identified. At the end of the study, 8 species belonging to 5 genera of Lumbricidae were identified: Lumbricus rubellus, Cernosvitovia schweigeri, Octodrilus transpadanus, Aporrectodea caliginosa trapezoides, Aporrectodea rosea, Aporrectodea jassyensis, Dendrobaena hortensis, and Dendrobaena veneta.
Keywords: Turkish earthworms, Lumbricidae, Oligochaeta, Kocaeli, Fauna of Turkey
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