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Amynthas carnosus   (Goto and Hatai, 1899)
Family: Megascolecidae     Genus: Amynthas
Synonyms: Perichaeta carnosa Goto and Haitai, 1899: 15.
Pheretima pingi Stephenson, 1925: 891; Sims and Easton 1972: 235; Blakemore 2013: 112.
Pheretima carnosa Kobayashi 1936: 115.
Amynthas carnosus Sims and Easton 1972: 235. Blakemore 2012: 36; 2013: 58. Carrera-Martinez and Snyder 2016: 297.
Infraspecific taxons: Amynthas carnosus carnosus (Goto and Hatai, 1899)
Amynthas carnosus monstriferus (Kobayashi, 1936)
Amynthas carnosus naribunji (Blakemore, 2013)
Amynthas carnosus roki (Blakemore and Lee, 2013)
Amynthas pingi (Stephenson, 1925) is considered to be a synonym of Amynthas carnosus (Goto and Hatai, 1899) and globally, the taxonomy of the Amynthas carnosus species complex remains unclear according to Blakemore, 2013b.
Short description
External characteristics: N/A
Internal characteristics: N/A
Geographical origin: Eastern Asia.
Distribution status: Invasive
General comment: Discovered for the first time in the Western hemisphere (United States) in 2016 (Carrera-Martinez and Snyder, 2016).
Present in: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, United States, Vietnam,
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Ecological category: N/A
Climatic zone: Tropical, Sub-tropical
Habitat: N/A
Micro-habitat: N/A

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