Range extension of earthworm Drawida impertusa Stephenson, 1920 (Clitellata: Moniligastridae) in Karnataka, India

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Vivek Hasyagar
S. Prasanth Narayanan
K.S. Sreepada


As a part of an ongoing study on the bio-ecology of earthworms, since 2017 surveys has been carried out in different ecosystems of Western Ghats, Karnataka. This has revealed the presence of one native peregrine species Drawida impertusa Stephenson, 1920 of the family Moniligastridae. The species is recorded for the second time from Karnataka state. The paper describes the morphological and anatomical details along with current distribution of the species. 

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