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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 3195-3199
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.397


An Analysis of the Biodiversity of Earthworms in Three Locations around Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India
V. Senthil and R. Sivakami*
Department of Zoology, Arignar Anna Govt. Arts College, Musiri -621211, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Earthworms are one of the most important fauna of agroecosystems and they dominate the biomass of invertebrates in many temperate and tropical regions of the world. As earthworms have variable effects on the physical, chemical and biological properties of the soil they can be used as indicators of soil characteristics. Hence, the present study was carried out in three locations at Tiruchirappalli, the central Tamil Nadu. Results indicate that total of 11 species belonging to 9 genera could be identified. Musiri recorded 8 species belonging to 8 genera, Vathalai recorded 9 species belonging to 8 genera and Velloor recorded 5 species belonging to six genera. While Musiri and Vathalai recorded one unique species each, Vellore did not recorded any unique species.


Keywords: Earthworm population, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu
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Senthil, V. and Sivakami, R. 2018. An Analysis of the Biodiversity of Earthworms in Three Locations around Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 3195-3199. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.709.397