oa African Zoology - New records of Ocnerodrilidae and Lumbricidae (Oligochaeta) from South African rivers

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X



Two species of Ocnerodrilidae and three species of Lumbricidae collected during a survey of South African Rivers by the National Institute for Water Research, Pretoria, are descriptionbed and illustrated. Recognition by Gavrilov (1952) of infra-specific taxa of Eukerria saltensis (Beddard, 1895), namely typica, gatesi and bellavistensis, is not upheld. Pygmaeodrilus arausionensis Michaelsen, 1910a is shown to have male copulatory bursae which suggest affinities with the three Zambesi species, P. paulae, quilimanensis and rhodesiensis.

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