Earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) of the Con Dao archipelago

Nguyen Thanh Tung, Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc, Nguyen Duc Anh
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  • Nguyen Thanh Tung
  • Nguyen Thi Bao Ngoc
  • Nguyen Duc Anh



Megascolecidae, taxonomy, biodiversity, identification key, Vietnam.



The earthworms of the Con Dao archipelago are investigated based on literature and newly collected specimens. A total of 16 species belonging to seven genera in three families are documented in Con Son and Bay Canh islands. The species, Polypheretima grandisetosa (Thai, 1996) is re-described from holotype and freshly collected specimens. All species are imaged for recognition. An identification key to all earthworm species is provided for the Con Dao archipelago.



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How to Cite

Tung, N. T., Ngoc, N. T. B., & Anh, N. D. (2021). Earthworms (Annelida: Oligochaeta) of the Con Dao archipelago. Academia Journal of Biology, 43(1).




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