Pheretima and its close relatives derive nourishment from :

  • Option 1)

    sugarcane roots

  • Option 2)

    decaying fallen leaves and soil organic matter.

  • Option 3)

    soil insects

  • Option 4)

    small pieces of fresh fallen leaves of maize, etc.

 

Answers (1)

As discussed in

Earth worm (Pheretima Posthuma) -

it belongs to phylum Annelida, class-Oligochaeta. Earthworm is a nocturnal animal because it is sensitive to light.

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 Earthworm (Pheretima) is a furrowing Annelida which feeds on dead plants and animals.

 


Option 1)

sugarcane roots

This option is incorrect.
 

Option 2)

decaying fallen leaves and soil organic matter.

This option is correct.
 

Option 3)

soil insects

This option is incorrect.
 

Option 4)

small pieces of fresh fallen leaves of maize, etc.

This option is incorrect.
 

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