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lumbricus

 [lum´brĭ-kus] (pl. lum´brici) (L.)
1. the earthworm.
2. old term for ascaris.

lum·bri·cus

(lŭm'bri-kŭs),
1. Synonym(s): lumbricoid (1)
2. Obsolete name for Ascaris lumbricoides.
[L. earthworm]
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1978: Water economy of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L.: coping with the terrestrial environment.
This study endeavors to increase knowledge of chronic toxic effects of Roundup PRO[R] on Lumbricus terrestris in a microcosm setting.
Dickinson, "Carbon and trace element fluxes in the pore water of an urban soil following greenwaste compost, woody and biochar amendments, inoculated with the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris," Soil Biology and Biochemistry, vol.
* Leaf worms (Lumbricus rubellus) live in the top leaf layer and the first few inches into the soil.
This finding is comparable to the work of Hobbelen, Koolhaas and Van Gastel (2006) who also identified different earthworms species (Lumbricus rubellus and Apporectodea caliginosa) from an industrial field soil.
- Lumbricus rubellus (commonly known as Red worm or Blood worm)
Griffin, "A metabolomics based approach to assessing the toxicity of the polyaromatic hydrocarbon pyrene to the earthworm Lumbricus rubellus.," Chemosphere, vol.
Organisms commonly used for assays with sediments are Chironomus sp., Hyalella azteca, and Lumbricus variegatus.