A Preliminary Study of Earthworms (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae) from the City of İzmir, Turkey


Abstract: The results of an earthworm survey of 11 different localities in the city of İzmir (Turkey) are presented. The samples were collected by digging and hand sorting. The 3 following species belonging to 3 different genera were identified in the studied regions: Allolobophora chlorotica, Aporrectodea caliginosa trapezoides and Dendrobaena veneta. In addition, juvenile specimens representing the genera Dendrobaena, Lumbricus, and Allolobophora were collected.

Keywords: Earthworms, Lumbricidae, İzmir, fauna of Turkey

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