Contribution to the earthworm fauna of Edirne province Türkiye (Clitellata, Megadrili)

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KOÇ K., MISIRLIOGLU M., calıskan H.

Biological Diversity and Conservation, vol.16, no.2, pp.75-83, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.46309/biodicon.2023.1119792
  • Journal Name: Biological Diversity and Conservation
  • Journal Indexes: Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-83
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


This study was conducted between September 2019 - June 2021 to determine the earthworm fauna of Edirne province. For this purpose, 79 samples were collected from 14 localities within the borders of Edirne Province. Identification of the samples collected resulted in recording 9 species belonging to 5 genera as follows; Aporrectodea caliginosa (Savigny, 1826), Aporrectodea dubiosa dubiosa (Örley, 1881), Aporrectodea jassyensis jassyensis (Michaelsen, 1891), Aporrectodea rosea (Savigny, 1826), Aporrectodea trapezoides (Duges, 1828), Eiseniella tetraedra tetraedra (Savigny, 1826), Lumbricus rubellus Hoffmeister, 1843, Octodrilus transpadanus (Rosa, 1884), Octolasion lacteum (Örley, 1881). The species Aporrectodea dubiosa dubiosa (Örley, 1881) and Octolasion lacteum (Örley, 1881) were recorded for the first time from the Thracian part of the Marmara region.