T.E.R:R.A.I.N - Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network


Worms (Family: Lumbricidae) Unnamed

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Lumbricidae
 
The Lumbricidae are a family of earthworms which includes most of the earthworm species well-known to Europeans. About 33 lumbricid species have become naturalized around the world.
New Zealand has at least 171 species of native earthworms and 23 non-native species.

Photos below are of an 18 cm unnamed species found in New Plymouth.