Examining the Worm

A.K.A. Lumbricina terrestris

Jacob Arrington


The Essential

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Annelida

Class: Clitellata

Order: Haplotaxida

Family: Lambricicdae

Genus: Lumbricus

Species: Terrestris


  1. There are approximately 2,700 species of earthworms
  2. In one acre of land there can be 1 million earthworms
  3. The largest earthworm ever discovered measured 22 feet from head to tail
  4. Charles Darwin spent 39 years studying earthworms
  5. Worms can eat their weight each day