The earthworm fauna of India is well reported as compared to other Asian Countries. The most diverse families of earthworm species in India are Megascolecidae comprises 149 species (119 native) of 14 genera; Octochaetidae with 134 species (129 native) of 30 genera and Moniligastridae with 83 species (all native) of 3 genera. Especially diverse earthworm genera of India belongs to Moniligastridae Drawida (71 species); the Megascolecidae Perionyx (46 species) and Megascolex (33 species); the Acanthodrilidae Plutellus (41 species) the Octochaetides Eutyphoeus (23 species), Hoplochaetella (19 species) and Octochaetona (15 species).


If you are using this database please cite: Thakur Singh Samrendra and Yadav Shweta, 2018. Exploration of Earthworms of India through Online Digital Library,
Earthworms Sajal Ray,IntechOpen, DOI:
10.5772/intechopen.75666.