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Aporrectodea trapezoides   (Duges, 1828)
Family: Lumbricidae     Genus: Aporrectodea
Synonyms: Lumbricus trapezoides Duges, 1828: 289.
Allolobophora caliginosa trapezoides: Rosa 1893
Helodrilus (Allolobophora) caliginosus trapezoides: Michaelsen 1900
Dendrobaena samarigera var. graeca Cernosvitov, 1938: 191.
Nicodrilus (Nicodrilus) nocturnus Bouche 1972: 337.
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Short description
External characteristics: N/A
Internal characteristics: N/A
Geographical origin: N/A
Distribution status: Peregrine
Present in: Afghanistan, Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Azores, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Canary Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, Hawaii, India, Iran, Italy, Kazakhstan, Korea, Libya, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Russia, Saint Helena Island, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Taiwan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan,
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Ecological category: Endogeic, Aquatic
Climatic zone: Boreal, Temperate, Mediterranean, Sub-tropical
Habitat: Forests, Croplands
Micro-habitat: Soil, Freshwater, Caves


  • Infrequently limnic species. Sampled in a purely aquatic habitat by Jamieson, 1967b in South Africa but the occurrence of some specimens in water was maybe accidental.
  • Found in caves in the United States by Reeves and Reynolds (1999).

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