Aporrectodea jassyensis (Michaelsen, 1891)

Description - External - Body length 60 -100 mm, diameter 2-4 mm, 100-140 segments. Colour pale, pigmentation lacking. Head epilobous, first dorsal pore in 4/5. Glandular tumescence usually on 10 , 11, 13, 27, 28 ab. Setae closely paired, setal arrangement after the clitellum: aa:ab:bc:cd:dd=8:1:4.5:1:16. Clitellum saddle shaped, extends on segments 28, 29-35. Tubercula pubertatis in the form of a band 1/n 31, 32-34, 1/n 35. Male pore on 15, great, with large glandular papillae covering partly the neighbouring segments as well.

Internal - Dissepiments muscularized in 6/7-11/12. Crop in 15-16, and gizzards in 17-18. Two pairs of testes free in 10 , 11, and four pairs of seminal vesicles in 9-12. Spermathecae two pairs in 9/10 , 10 /11 open in the setal line cd. Calciferous glands in 10 -12 with lateral pouches in 10 . Excretory system holonephridial. Nephridial bladders "J" shaped, with backwards hook. Cross section of longitudinal muscles are of pennate type.

Distribution - Ap. jassyensis native in the Palearctis and widely distributed in southern Eurasia and northern Africa. According to the Bouche's ecological characterisation A. chlorotica belongs to the endogeic group, living and feeding in the mineral soil layer.