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Earthworm fauna of the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt)

Three earthworm species were recorded fom the Sinai peninsula (Table 2). All three species are peregrine. Peregrine means they are widely distributed with and without connection to human activities.

 

Table 3. A summary table of the earthworm fauna of the Sinai Peninsula (Egypt). (Abbreviations: A-species regarded as autochthonous ones, P-species regarded as peregrine ones).

Species Recorded in Expected origin
Family Lumbricidae
Aporrectodea caliginosa (Savigny, 1826) Michaelsen, 1892; Pavlíček et al., 1997 P
Aporrectodea rosea (Savigny, 1826), including the form trapezoides Pavlíček et al. 1997 P
Eiseniella tetraedra (Savigny, 1826) Pavlíček et al., 1997 P
Total: 3 species   3 P + 0 A

 

References

Michaelsen, W. 1892. Terricolen der Berliner Zoologischen Sammlung, II. Arch. für Naturgeschiechte, Berlin 58: 209–261

Pavlíček, T., Csuzdi, C. and Nevo, E. (1997). The first recorded earthworms from the Negev and Sinai Deserts. Isr. J. Zool. 43: 1–3.

 

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