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
S. Sathrumithra
Dinu Kuriakose
G. Christopher
A. P. Thomas
J. M. Julka


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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