International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Zoology | India | Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023

Taxonomical Studies on Earthworm species of Agra Region (Uttar Pradesh)

Gunjan Singh

Abstract: Earthworm are very important organisms of soil they are called friends of the farmer. They are important environmentally and economically so that their identification and classification is very essential. Taxonomy aims to classify organisms based on their similarities and differences. The present study was carried out during 2008 and 2010 in south - western semi dry region of Uttar Pradesh, focusing on identification and classification of local species of earthworm. The earthworm were collected and preserved and then carefully examined in the laboratory. The earthworms identified are belonging to 7species of 2 Families, Family octochaetidae species Eutyphoeus orientalis Beddard, Eutyphoeous waltoni Michaelsen, Eutyphoeus incommodus Beddard Family Megascoecidae species Metaphire posthuma vaillant, Mataphire anomola Michaelsen, Lampito mauritii kingberg, Polypheretima elongata kinberg.

Keywords: Earthworm diversity, soil analysis, earthworm sampling, earthworm identification, earthworm species of Agra region, Uttar Pradesh

Edition: Volume 12 Issue 5, May 2023,

Pages: 2452 - 2458

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