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International Journal of Zoological Research
  Year: 2017 | Volume: 13 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 38-44
DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2017.38.44
 
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Earthworm Species Identified in the Region of Tebessa (Eastern Algeria)

Bouazdia Karim and Habes Dahbia

Abstract:
Objective: The aim of this study was the identification of earthworm species collected from the geographic regions of Tebessa in Eastern Algeria. Materials and Methods: Samples collected from different regions of Tebessa were fixed in 4% formalin solution and observed under a binocular microscope for identification based on external morphological study. Results: From 1707 samples gathered, 438 adult samples were recognizable and identified. Four species were recognized which belonged to Lumbricidae family: Aporrectodea caliginosa, Eisenia fetida, Aporrectodea rosea and Aporrectodea longa. Conclusion: This study showed that the dominant species in Tebessa belonged to Aporrectodea caliginosa and Aporrectodea longa was first time recorded in Algeria.
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How to cite this article:

Bouazdia Karim and Habes Dahbia, 2017. Earthworm Species Identified in the Region of Tebessa (Eastern Algeria). International Journal of Zoological Research, 13: 38-44.

DOI: 10.3923/ijzr.2017.38.44

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijzr.2017.38.44

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