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Pontodrilus litoralis   (Grube, 1855)
Family: Megascolecidae     Genus: Pontodrilus
Synonyms: Lumbricus Iitoralis Grube, 1855: 127.
Pontodrilus litoralis Michaelsen, 1900: 180; Cognetti 1901: 404; Bouche 1972: 189; Nguyen 2014: 112.
Pontodrilus bermudensis Beddard, 1891: 96; Michaelsen 1894: 183; Stephenson 1923: 180; Gates 1954: 240; Omodeo 1956: 324; Thai 1987: 7; Nguyen and Nguyen 2010: 123.
Plutellus (Pontodrilus) bermudensis Michaelsen 1922: 22, 1924: 389, 1927: 371, 1935: 106.
Pontodrilus matsushimensis Iizuka, 1898: 21; Beddard 1899: 192; Michaelsen 1900: 179; Easton 1980: 45.
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Often misspelled Pontodrilus littoralis Grube, 1855.
Short description
External characteristics: N/A
Internal characteristics: N/A
Geographical origin: N/A
Distribution status: Peregrine
General comment: For the Antilles, see also: Cantu-Martinez, 1987 and Michaelsen, 1910h.
Reynolds and Wetzel (2012) reported Pontodrilus litoralis (syn. P. bermudensis) in Illinois (United States) but it concerned artificial habitats.
Present in: Angola, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Burma (Myanmar), Canary Islands, Cape Verde, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Fidji, France, Galápagos Islands, Greece, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kiribati, Korea, Koweit, Lesser Antilles, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, New Caledonia, New Guinea, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tonga, Tunisia, United States, Venezuela, Vietnam,
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Ecological category: Aquatic
Climatic zone: Temperate, Mediterranean, Sub-tropical, Tropical
Habitat: Wetlands
Micro-habitat: Marine water

The ciliate Anoplophrya aegitnensis has been found in the intestine of P. littoralis (Cepede, 1910).

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