Kōrero: Earthworms

Earthworms mating

Earthworms mating

To mate, worms lie with their ventral sides (underneath) together, and their heads pointing in opposite directions. They come into contact, and exchange sperm. This part of their bodies is covered with slime tubes, to protect the sperm. 

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10036288
Photograph by Dick Veitch

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gregor Yeates, 'Earthworms - The earthworm body', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15489/earthworms-mating (accessed 14 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Gregor Yeates, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008