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Perionyx excavatus

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Perionyx excavatus

Perionyx excavatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Order: Haplotaxida
Family: Megascolecidae
Genus: Perionyx
Species: P. excavatus
Binomial name
Perionyx excavatus

Perionyx excavatus is a commercially produced Earthworm. They are also known as "blues" or "Indian blues". They belong to the Perionyx genus. Their origins may be the Himalayan mountains. This species is particularly good for vermicomposting in tropical and subtropical regions.

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