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 What order is the earthworm in?

Answer All of the approximately 1,800 species of earthworms found throughout the world belong to the order Oligochaeta, class Chaetopoda, phylum Annelida (the segmented worms). The family Lumbricidae with... Read More »
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What order does the earthworm belong to?

Earthworms are members of the order Oligochaeta of the class Chaetopoda within the phylum Annelida (segmented worms). About 1,800 species of earthworms are throughout the world, though the members ... Read More »
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What is the nephridia in the earthworm?

When a passerby finds a worm wriggling in the dirt, the first thought is usually of animals that feast on these creatures, such as fish and birds. However, many may not realize that worms eat as we... Read More »
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What classification is an earthworm?

According to Earthlife, earthworms are classified as Annelida oligochaeta. "Annelida" refers to worms whose bodies are in rings or segments. The Tree of Life Project explains that "oligochaeta" lit... Read More »
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What is the origin of the earthworm?

Scientists have not yet uncovered the definitive origins of the earthworm. However, the research of developmental biologist Rudolf Raff suggests that the earthworm shares a common ancestor with art... Read More »
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