Identity of Two Earthworms Used in Vermiculture and Vermicomposting in Korea:Eisenia andrei and Perionyx excavatus

국내 양식 지렁이 Eisenia andrei와 Perionyx excavatus의 구분

  • Yong Hong (Faculty of Bioresources Science College of Agriculture Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Kim, Tae-Heung (Faculty of Bioresources Science College of Agriculture Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Na, Young-Eun
  • Published : 2001.10.01


Two vermiculture earthworms, Eisenia andrei Bouche, 1972 and Perionyx excavatus Perrier, 1872 are newly recorded to Korean fauna. E.andrei has no pale stripe on the intersegmental furrow zone and P.excavatus has clitellum in xiii-xvi. Descriptions of the species are provided in this paper, including illustrations of the ventral view, male pore region, and spermathecae.


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