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First confirmed record of the genus Insulodrilus (Benham, 1903) (Annelida: Clitellata: Phreodrilidae) in Europe

August 5, 2013

Eight specimens of phreodrilid oligochaetes belonging to the genus Insulodrilus were found in intertidal sediment in the upper Thames estuary (Wandsworth, London) in November 2012. This is the first confirmed record of Insulodrilus in the northern hemisphere, although immature specimens previously collected in Northern Ireland may belong in this genus.

Pinder A M, Sweeney P, Smith P R J, in press., First confirmed record of the genus Insulodrilus (Benham, 1903)  (Annelida: Clitellata: Phreodrilidae) in Europe, BioInvasions Records, 2013. Article.

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