Are exotics Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) (Clitellata: Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) a threat to native earthworms in Kerala, India?

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S. Prasanth Narayanan
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-7765-9570
S. Sathrumithra
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-9477-671X
Dinu Kuriakose
http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6965-3390
G. Christopher
http://orcid.org/0000-0003-0644-9258
A. P. Thomas
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8815-2759
J. M. Julka
http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8787-2447

Abstract

Two exotic species of earthworms, Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) are recorded for the first time from the state of Kerala, southern India.  Both the species were collected along with other exotic species at most of the sites. 

 

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Narayanan, S.P., Sathrumithra, S., Kuriakose, D., Christopher, G., Thomas, A.P. and Julka, J.M. 2016. Are exotics Amynthas alexandri (Beddard, 1900) and Metaphire peguana (Rosa, 1890) (Clitellata: Oligochaeta: Megascolecidae) a threat to native earthworms in Kerala, India?. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 8, 6 (Jun. 2016), 8938–8942. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/jott.2872.8.6.8938-8942.
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