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 191 species (123 native) of 19 genera; Acanthodrilidae (Octochaetidae) with 123 species (133 native) of 26 genera and Moniligastridae with 89 species (all native) of 3 genera. Especially diverse earthworm genera of India belong to Moniligastridae Drawida (74 species); the Megascolecidae Perionyx (51 species), Megascolex (32 species) and Argilophilus (23 species); the Acanthodrilidae (Octochaetidae) Eutyphoeus (27 species), Hoplochaetella (19 species) and Octochaetona (15 species).