Earthworms (Annelida: Clitellata) of Plummers Island, Maryland, U.S.A., with description of a new species

Katalin Szlavecz, Chih Han Chang, Jerry L. Burgess, Csaba Csuzdi

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Abstract

The earthworm fauna of Plummers Island, Maryland, U.S.A. was surveyed, recording a total of 12 species belonging to the families Lumbricidae, Acanthodrilidae, Megascolecidae, and Sparganophilidae. In addition to the well known peregrine lumbricids and megascolecids the island harbors four North American endemic species: Eisenoides lonnbergi (Michaelsen, 1894) (Lumbricidae), Sparganophilus tamesis Benham, 1892 (Sparganophilidae), Diplocardia caroliniana Eisen, 1899, and furthermore, a new species, Diplocardia zicsii sp. nov. (Acanthodrilidae).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-322
Number of pages11
JournalProceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume126
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Diplocardia
  • Native
  • New species
  • Peregrine
  • Species inventory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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