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Tubifex tubifex (sludge worm)

Synonyms: Lumbricus tubifex; Nais tubifex; Saenuris tubifex

Wikipedia Abstract

Tubifex tubifex, also called the sludge worm, or sewage worm, is a species of tubificid segmented worm that inhabits the sediments of lakes and rivers on several continents. Tubifex probably includes several species, but distinguishing between them is difficult because the reproductive organs, commonly used in species identification, are resorbed after mating, and because the external characteristics of the worm vary with changes in salinity.
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Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Central & Western Europe Austria, Belgium, Byelarus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom Palearctic Temperate Floodplain River and Wetlands    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kenfig/ Cynffig 2945 Wales, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Severn Estuary/ Môr Hafren 182155 England/Wales, United Kingdom

Ecosystems

Predators

Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)[1]
Sarmarutilus rubilio (South Eropean roach)[2]
Scaphinotus angusticollis (Ground Beetle)[1]
Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Centipede)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Archigetes sieboldi <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeus brachycollis <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps <Unverified Name>[3]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[3]
Glaridacris catostomi <Unverified Name>[3]
Khawia sinensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[3]

Distribution

European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection 2Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics. 3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Protected Areas provided by GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access