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“Hare-lip” in Earthworms


ATTENTION has recently been drawn by Prof. Andrews (American Naturalist, September, 1892) and myself (Science Gossip, 1892) to some abnormal conditions of life among the terrestrial annelids. I have now to place on record a totally new appearance, which is, I think, very aptly expressed by the term “hare-lip.” The worm which I have had under examination presented the peculiarity figured below, and when alive and in motion suggested to my mind most forcibly the appearance which we associate with the name I have adopted.

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FRIEND, H. “Hare-lip” in Earthworms. Nature 47, 316–317 (1893).

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