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Earthworm fauna of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

This updated list (Table 4) consists of 20 earthworm species. Out of all recorded species, 8 species (40%) are regarded as autochthonous and 12 species (60%) are peregrine ones.

 

Table 4. Earthworm fauna of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. (Abbreviations: A-species regarded as autochthonous ones, P-species regarded as peregrine ones).

Species Recorded in Expected origin
Family Lumbricidae
Aporrectodea caliginosa (Savigny, 1826) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 P
Aporrectodea jassyensis (Michaelsen, 1891) Rosa, 1893 A
Aporrectodea rosea (Savigny, 1826) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 P
Bimastos parvus (Eisen, 1874) Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005 P
Dendrobaena alexandrii Szederjesi et al., 2013 Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Dendrobaena byblica (Rosa, 1893) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Dendrobaena negevis Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 1999 Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Dendrobaena orientalis karak Csuzdi and Pavlíček Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005 A
Dendrobaena semitica (Rosa, 1893) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Dendrobaena transjordanica (Rosa, 1905) Szederjesi et al., 2019 A
Dendrobaena veneta (Rosa, 1886) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Eisenia fetida (Savigny, 1826) Csuzdi an Pavlíček, 2005 P
Eiseniella neapolitana Örley, 1885 Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Eiseniella tetraedra tetraedra (Savigny, 1826) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 P
Healyella jordanis (Csuzdi and Pavlíček 1999) Csuzdi and Pavlíček 1999, 2002; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Healyella syriaca (Rosa, 1893) Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Helodrilus patriarchalis (Rosa, 1893) Rosa, 1893; Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Octrodrilus transpadanus (Rosa, 1884) Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Szederjesi et al., 2013 A
Family Acanthodrilidae
Microscolex dubius (Fletcher, 1887) Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005; Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005 P
Family Ocnerodrilidae
Ocnerodrilus occidentalisEisen, 1878 Csuzdi and Pavlíček, 2005 P
Family Megascolecidae
Metaphyre californica (Kinberg, 1867) Pavlíček and Csuzdi, 2005 P
Total: 21 species   9 A + 19 P

 

References

Csuzdi, C. & Pavlíček, T., 2005. The earthworms (Oligochaeta) of Jordan. Zool. Middle East 34: 71–78.

Pavlíček, T. and Csuzdi, C. 2005. Earthworm fauna of Jordan — A review. In: Advances in Earthworm Taxonomy II (Annelida: Oligochaeta). Proceedings of the 2nd International Oligochaeta Taxonomy Meeting dedicated to Victor Pop. 4–8 September 2005, pp. 183–188.

Rosa, D. 1893. Viaggi del Dr. E. Festa in Palestina nel Libano e regioni vicine. Boll. del Mus. Reg. di Sci. Nat. Torino 8 (160). 8: 1–14.

Szederjesi, T., Pavlíček, T. and Csuzdi, C. 2013. New earthworm species from Jordan (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae). Acta Zool. Acad. Sci. Hungaricae 59:391–400.

Szederjesi, T., Pavlíček, T., Márton, O., Krízsik, V. and Csuzdi, C. 2019. Integrative taxonomic revision of Dendrobaena veneta (Rosa, 1886) sensu lato with description of a new species and resurrection of Dendrobaena succinta (Rosa, 1905) (Megadrili: Lumbricidae). J. Nat. Hist. 53: 301–314. Taylor & Francis.

 

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