Lumbriculus variegatus

species of annelid

Lumbricus terrestris (also known as the California blackworm or bloodworm) is a species of worm. These worms live in shallow water such as marshes, ponds and swamps. They feed on microorganisms. Adult blackworms can lay 150 to 250 eggs.[1][2]

Lumbriculus variegatus
Two tailed lumbriculus variegatus 1.jpg
With second (replacement) tail
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Lumbriculus
Species:
L. variegatus
Binomial name
Lumbriculus variegatus

ReferencesEdit

  1. Press Release, University of Gothenburg, April 22, 2009
  2. "Genetic variation in the popular lab worm Lumbriculus variegatus (Annelida: Clitellata: Lumbriculidae) reveals cryptic speciation, Daniel R. Gustafssona, David A. Priceb and Christer Erséus, University of Gothenburg". Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. Retrieved 2012-07-26.