The first recorded earthworms from the Negev and Sinai deserts

Tomáš Pavlíček, C. Csuzdi, Eviatar Nevo

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Abstract

Three species of earthworms were collected for the first time in the Sinai and Negev deserts. They are: Allolobophora caliginosa (Sav. 1826), Eiseniella tetraedra (Sav. 1826) (both found only in Sinai), and A. rosea (Sav. 1826) from both the Sinai and Negev deserts. All three species belong to the family Lumbricidae and indicate a biogeographical connection with Middle and Eastern Mediterranean lumbricid fauna. They are widely distributed, abundant, and connected to human settlements and humid places. Only A. caliginosa and E. tetraedra were recorded from Egypt and the Sahara Desert.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalIsrael Journal of Zoology
Volume43
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1997

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Pavlíček, Tomáš ; Csuzdi, C. ; Nevo, Eviatar. / The first recorded earthworms from the Negev and Sinai deserts. In: Israel Journal of Zoology. 1997 ; Vol. 43, No. 1. pp. 1-3.
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