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Rights: Ross Gray Published 4 August 2018 Size: 180 KB Referencing Hub media

The pink worm is small. It has a pale pink head and tail. Its clitellum – the glandular ring or saddle near the head – is dark, pinkish orange. The pink worm lives in the top 20–30 cm depth of soil. Like other endogeic species, these earthworms burrow through the soil, creating channels for air, water and plant roots. It eats plant matter found in the soil.

Scientific name: Aporrectodea rosea
Status: introduced
Soil niche: endogeic
Length: 25–85 mm

Image: Ross Gray