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Microscolex phosphoreus   (Duges, 1837)
Family: Acanthodrilidae     Genus: Microscolex
Synonyms: Lumbricus phosphoreus Duges, 1837: 17.
Microscolex phosphoreus: Michaelsen 1899: 97, 1900: 141, 1907: 148, 1908: 35, 1913: 475; Sciacchitano 1960: 10; Ljungstrom 1972: 5; Zicsi and Pajor 1992: 131; Plisko 2010: 291.
Microscolex troyeri (Eisen, 1893) is a possible synonym of Microscolex phosphoreus (Duges, 1837): see Blakemore, 2008g.
Short description
External characteristics: N/A
Internal characteristics: N/A
Geographical origin: Originating from South America (?). Well established around the Medirranean sea.
Distribution status: Peregrine
Present in: Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Canary Islands, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Hawaii, Hungary, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, Madeira, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, New Zealand, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Salvador, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States,
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Ecological category: Epiendogeic
Climatic zone: Temperate, Mediterranean, Sub-tropical
Habitat: N/A
Micro-habitat: N/A

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