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Earthworm

Oligochaeta

Description:

The basic body plan of an earthworm is a tube, the digestive system, within a tube, the muscular slimy, moist outer body. Most earthworms are decomposers feeding on undecayed leaf and other plant matter. They attain full size in about one year, sometimes sooner. Scientists predict that the average lifespan under field conditions is 4–8 years, still most garden varieties live only one to two years.

Habitat:

They are found around the world.


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5 Comments

jakewade97
jakewade97 2 years ago

Very cool

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

You inspired me, Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 2 years ago

I see you are turning over rocks too!

Maria dB
Maria dB 2 years ago

Thanks, Gerardo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 2 years ago

Grate series!

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Lat: 35.93, Long: -79.04

Spotted on Feb 18, 2012
Submitted on Feb 19, 2012

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