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  • Two grey worms (Aporrectodea caliginosa) with scale measure.
    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

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