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Lumbriculus variegatus
Two tailed lumbriculus variegatus 1.jpg
With second (replacement) tail
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Annelida
Class: Clitellata
Subclass: Oligochaeta
Order: Lumbriculida
Family: Lumbriculidae
Genus: ''Lumbriculus''
Species: 'L. variegatus'
Binomial name
Lumbriculus variegatus

The California blackworm (Lumbricus variegatus) are also known as blood worms. These worms live in shallow water such as marshes, ponds and swamps. They feed on microorganisms. Adult blackworms can lay 150 to 250 eggs.

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