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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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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



Catharus ustulatus (Swainson's Thrush)[1]
Scaphinotus angusticollis (Ground Beetle)[1]
Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (Centipede)[1]


Parasitized by 
Archigetes sieboldi <Unverified Name>[2]
Caryophyllaeus brachycollis <Unverified Name>[2]
Caryophyllaeus fimbriceps <Unverified Name>[2]
Caryophyllaeus laticeps <Unverified Name>[2]
Glaridacris catostomi <Unverified Name>[2]
Khawia sinensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Raphidascaris acus <Unverified Name>[2]


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



Species recognized by Timm, Tarmo, , WoRMS Oligochaeta: World List of Marine Oligochaeta in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Making The Forest And Tundra Wildlife Connection 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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