Story: Earthworms

Octochaetus multiporus

Octochaetus multiporus

This large native worm lives down in the subsoil. It is found south of the Manawatū Gorge in the North Island, down the east coast of the South Island, and on Stewart Island.

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Soil Bugs – An Illustrated Guide to New Zealand Soil Invertebrates
Reference: P1010180
Photograph by Alastair Robertson and Maria Minor

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Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - Earthworms and soils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Gregor Yeates, published 24 Nov 2008