On The Earthworm Fauna And Distribution In The State Of Qatar
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This paper is a preliminary account of the earthworms collected in February and March, 1986, from 10 localities in Qatar. Five species, Amynthas corticis (Family Megascolecidae), Dichogaster bolaui (Family Octochaetidae), Aporrectodea caliginosa, Dendrodrilus rubidus and Helodrilus oculatus (Family Lumbricidae) are found. These species are heterogeneous not indigenous to Qatar and probably have been introduced into this country with imported soil.