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The database contains:    23 families – 399 genus – 5357 species – 4310 bibliographical references.

Earthworms are clitellate annelids living mainly in soils, although some species inhabit freshwater environments. Earthworms perform a crucial role in the nutrient cycling, bioturbation of soil, and the decomposition of soil organic matter.

Drilobase is a database resulting from a collaborative work between worldwide members of the earthworm scientific community. Data are given per taxonomic unit and all known taxa are included. Please keep in mind that this project is a "work in progress" and will be updated over time.

Identification of earthworms is extremely complex and requires considerable specialized expertise. Some taxa require DNA sequencing. We do not provide such a service.

Earthworm overview


Index of: Families - Genus - Species

Species per:
Location - Climatic zone - Habitat - Micro-habitatEcological categories

Bibliographical references

Contributors - Institutional partners - Partner databases


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