Eiseniella tetraedra


    This red worm may vary from 2 to 8 cm in length. It is aquatic and can be found in mud or under stones in rivers, as well as in damp areas on land. It has a distinctive cliellum (saddle) around segments 20-25.

    Identification difficulty

    Found in gardens, fields, pastures, forests, estuary flats, lake shores, and in manure, often in damp conditions.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map