Bipalium is a genus of large predatory land planarians they are often loosely called hammerhead worms or broadhead planarians because of the distinctive shape of their head region land planarians are unique in that they possess a creeping sole on their ventral side several species are considered as invasive to. Discover quantitative and qualitative earthworm taxonomy research & explore the publications, figures, data, questions & answers from a vast knowledge base of can anybody suggest an earthworm expert in india who can identify up to species level first record of spotted crake porzana porzana from kerala india. A checklist of earthworm species hitherto known from kerala, a constituent of the western ghats biodiversity hotspot in india, is presented in total, 88 species and subspecies are recorded, of which 55 are kerala endemics, 9 near endemics, 14 exotics and 10 native peregrines these belong to 26 genera and 9 families. Two new species of drawida michaelsen, 1900, namely drawida polydiverticulata narayanan & julka, sp n and drawida thomasi narayanan & julka, sp n, are described from material collected from the indian state of kerala, which lies in the western ghats biodiversity hotspot drawida elegans rao. Scientists have discovered two new species of earthworms of the primitive drawida genus from the southern western ghats the study, published in the open access international journal zookeys on august 17 by scientists from kerala's mahatma gandhi university and shoolini university in himachal.
Land use board, govt of kerala, thiruvananthapuram earthworm identification earthworms were identified upto the species level by dr (mrs) kathireswari, an earthworm taxonomist, and also by referring the descriptions and keys of identification of earthworms published by stephenson (1915, 1917, 1923), michaelsen.
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Earthworm species belonging to two families were sampled from benghazi kerala state, india the aim of the study was to compare the occurrence and habitat preferences of the earthworms dwelling in these two regions and to verify their in this mixture the worms were killed and stretched aiding for easy identification. Abstract: biodiversity of earthworm species in different states of india has been carried out by several workers in vairous identification of earthworm species was confirmed by the taxonomic pradesh, karnataka, tamilnadu, kerala, bangladesh,burma, malay penisula, vietnam,china, hainan island. About two thousand five hundred species of earthworms have been identified in the world of which more than five hundred species of earthworms have been identified in india these earthworms can be cultured or used in composting applying simple procedures either in pits, crates, tanks, concrete rings or any containers.
Thiruvananthapuram: scientists have discovered two new primitive species of earthworm in the western ghats mountain ranges in kerala researchers at mahatma gandhi university in kerala and shoolini university in himachal pradesh named the new earthworm species drawida polydiverticulata and. Types of earthworms three ecological categories of earthworms - epigeics, anecics and endogeics, have been described each of these creates earthworm spheres with differing characteristics the anecics and endogeics are known as soil ecosystem engineers and their impact on soils is great and may influence.
Besides constituting more than 80% of the total soil biomass, only a half of the known earthworm species have been identified so far this publication will provide all these techniques that will be used by the researchers throughout the globe to identify these natural bioreactors in this article the authors have tried to provide a.