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OLIGOCHAETA (earth worms)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

AEOLOSOMATIDAE (a family of freshwater oligochaetes) Family 1 subtaxon  
Aeolosoma quaternarium Ehrenberg (an aquatic oligochaete)
Dorsal
Species    
CRASSICLITELLATA (earthworms)
LUMBRICIDAE (earthworms), eg: Lumbricus rubellus (Red Worm or Redhead) - Dorsal view
Order 4 subtaxa 4 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Brinkhurst, R.O., 1982 British and other Marine and Estuarine Oligochaetes
A Key to Irish Freshwater Oligochaetes: http://apps.biodiversityireland.ie/OligochaeteIdKey/key.php A Key to Irish Freshwater Oligochaetes
Worsfold, T., 2003 Introduction to Oligochaetes

Freshwater

Brinkhurst, R.O., 1971 A guide to the identification of Aquatic Oligochaeta
Mellanby, H., 1953 Animal Life in Fresh Water - A Guide to British Fresh-water Invertebrates

Marine

Brinkhurst, R.O., 1971 A guide to the identification of Aquatic Oligochaeta

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 3 general literature references to OLIGOCHAETA (earth worms)

OLIGOCHAETA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ANNELIDA
(segmented worms and leeches)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 25 feeding and other relationships of OLIGOCHAETA (earth worms)

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