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Rights: Ross Gray Published 4 August 2018 Size: 170 KB Referencing Hub media

The grey worm is the most common earthworm in New Zealand. It is grey with a dark pink head. It ingests (eats) large amounts of soil and the organic matter in it. Grey worms live in the top 20–30 cm of soil. They are common in pastures throughout the country.

Scientific name: Aporrectodea caliginosa
Status: introduced
Soil niche: endogeic
Length: 40–100 mm

Image: Ross Gray