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Number of segments in earthworm

How many segments are there in earthworm?

It varies with the species

When it comes to the number of segments in earthworm, you should know that it varies with the species. Did you know that there are around 2,200 earthworm species?  Keep in mind that some have over one hundred segments. It is also interesting to know that the common American and European earthworm, Lumbricus terrestris, has about 150 segments. It is also interesting to know that the first body segment is called peristomium.  Moreover, periproct is the last segment of an earthworm.

This fact is verified on : October 16, 2013.





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