New Acanthodrilus species from New Caledonia (Clitellata, Megadrili, Acanthodrilidae)

Csaba Csuzdi, Oren Pearlson, Tomás Pavlíček

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A survey to explore the earthworm fauna of New Caledonia was carried out between 14 January 2014 and 2 April 2014. Altogether, 24 earthworm species were recorded, of which eight belong to the native genus Acanthodrilus including four species new to science, Acanthodrilus barrieri, A. doanus, A. millei and A. ouenghianus spp. nov., raising the number of Acanthodrilus species in New Caledonia to 29. The 16 recorded peregrine species are distributed among five families, namely Benhamiidae (5 spp.), Eudrilidae (1 sp.), Megascolecidae (8 spp.), Moniligastridae (1 sp.) and Rhinodrilidae (1 sp.).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1899-1912
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Natural History
Issue number31-32
StatePublished - 2017

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  • Annelida
  • Earthworms
  • New Caledonia
  • new species
  • Oligochaeta

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics


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