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Table 3 The range of physico-chemical properties of soil for different earthworm species

From: Soil properties changes earthworm diversity indices in different agro-ecosystem

S. no.Earthworm species*Sand (%)Silt (%)Clay (%)Moisture (%)pHEC (µS)TDS (mg/L)OC (%)N (g/Kg)P (g/Kg)K (g/Kg)Ca (g/Kg)Na (g/Kg)
1.M. posthuma43.28–80.199.44–44.216.54–20.7576–977.15–8.5738.6–181.627.45–166.51.45–9.530.12–2.680.06–0.260.97–4.141.89–107.340.44–1.09
2.A. morrisi64.19–71.198.22–20.3110.20–27.5965–897.11–7.9873.3–118.1551.45–83.953.08–6.390.51–1.050.08–0.161.54–5.881.62–10.200.75–1.15
3.A. alexandri55.04–74.588.93–28.3212.86–16.6462–907.43–7.9873.4–178.1551.7–125.54.36–5.100.16–0.850.11–0.201.41–2.691.89–20.90.65–1.15
4.E. waltoni44.67–79.065.34–42.1811.47–18.0548–935.96–8.6544.35–20131.65–142.52.77–6.150.18–1.310.10–0.220.98–6.041.18–16.910.61–1.45
5.E. incommodus45.14–81.478.46–38.9110.07–15.9579–847.14–8.6580.55–897.557.45–89.82.77–3.701.31–1.350.21–0.222.38–7.458.67–18.640.74–0.94
6.M. houlleti53.14–67.457.92–32.417.51–26.6180–955.96–7.4038.60–225.527.45–1583.83–5.660.26–0.540.06–0.231.47–3.321.72–12.920.49–1.40
7.O. beatrix44.67–72.588.22–42.186.54–27.5948–955.96–7.6527.30–192.1018.15–139.51.01–6.550.18–0.690.08–0.232.30–6.041.18–6.00.61–1.29
8.M. birmanica67.14–80.1912.09–22.517.69–10.3558–597.25–7.31130.15–157.8592.35–1125.38–7.150.31–1.270.16–0.201.85–3.064.89–6.01.03–1.04
  1. * The physico–chemical properties range for Polypheretima elongata and Perionyx excavatus is not given due to their presence at single site only