Conserved and protected worms

Rob robblakemore at bigpond.com
Wed Apr 19 21:43:23 EST 2000


In Australia, the Gippsland Giant Earthworm, Megascolides australis M'Coy, 
has been listed as 'vulnerable' so has a conservation strategy, see: 
http://www.dce.vic.gov.au/plntanml/NATIVE/threaten/worm.htm  

In Tasmania, the Lake Pedder Earthworm is listed as endangered and 
probably extinct due to hydro-electric impoundment of Lake Pedder (I 
made an extensive survey of the Lake in 1996 and failed to re-discover this 
species). I believe there are also some 'endangered' earthworms in North 
America.  

<robblakemore at bigpond.com>


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