Earthworms occurrence data from two west african countries

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Data on earthworm work from articles, reports and dissertations in Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria

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KWADJO K E, KODJO A T T, BOLOU BI E (2023): Earthworms occurrence data from two west african countries. v1.0. Centre National de Floristique. Dataset/Occurrence. https://ipt-cotedivoire.gbif.fr/resource?r=earthworms&v=1.0


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Occurrence; Observation


  • Originator
08 BP 3614 Abidjan 08
District Autonome des lagunes
+225 0759510838
Adaba Tano Thierry KODJO
  • Originator
10 BP 932 Abidjan 10
District Autonome d'Abidjan
+225 0757272720
Koua Serge Béranger N'GORAN
  • Metadata Provider
  • Publisher
Centre National de Floristique
22 BP 582 Abidjan 22
District Autonome des Lagunes
+225 0758415317
Koffi Eric KWADJO
  • Originator
01 BP 3594 Abidjan 01
District Autonome des Lagunes
+225 0777143645
Koua Serge Beranger N'GORAN
  • Point Of Contact
Centre National de Floristique
22 BP 582 Abidjan 22
District Autonome des Lagunes
+225 0758415317

Geographic Coverage

West africa: Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [4.565, -8.613], North East [13.753, 15.205]

Taxonomic Coverage

Families: Almidae, Eudrilidae, Ocnerodrilidae, Octochaetidae

Species Dichogaster leroyi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1994-06-01 / 2015-07-01

Project Data

This project proposal carried out in collaboration with the Centre National de Floristique of Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY will consist of acquiring data on soil biodiversity in natural ecosystems (forests and savannahs) as well as in agrosystems throughout the country. This data mobilization will be done through bibliographic research and meetings or exchanges with researchers in Côte d'Ivoire or border countries. This data mobilization will focus on soil fauna and flora, soil properties and nature, climate and land use. The acquired data will then be published in order to deduce the major interactions between soil properties and land use and soil biology on the one hand, and between soil biodiversity and ecosystem functions on the other hand.

Title Global soil Biodiversity Initiative
Identifier SoilBON
Funding Colorado State University
Study Area Description west african countries: Côte d'Ivoire and Nigeria
Design Description Several data are available on the animal kingdom in Côte d'Ivoire. However, data published by Ivorian researchers on taxa such as Fungi, Archaea, Bacteria, Chromista, Protozoa and viruses are rare (https://www.gbif.org/country/CI/publishing ). Several research projects have been carried out on soil fauna, but very little information is available on the GBIF portal.

The personnel involved in the project:

  • User
Koffi Eric KWADJO
  • Principal Investigator
Koua Serge Beranger N'GORAN
  • Publisher

Sampling Methods

Mobilization of biodiversity data from scientific publications (articles, dissertations, reports).

Study Extent Different regions and agroecosystems in Côte d'Ivoire
Quality Control After data entry, a taxonomic correction is made using the GBIF API software. For the geolocation of species, the geolocate software was used to determine the geographical coordinates.

Method step description:

  1. Initially, the mobilization of data. The second stage was devoted to the extension of good practices in mobilization and digitizing data on biodiversity.

Collection Data

Collection Name Centre National de Floristique
Collection Identifier UCJ
Specimen preservation methods Alcohol

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Edoukou F. E. (2015) Rôle des populations de vers de terre dans la productivité des systèmes de culture de maïs sur jachères améliorées en zone de contact forêt-savane de Côte d'Ivoire. Thèse de Doctorat en Ecologie des sols, Université NANGUI ABROGOUA, 285p.
  2. Ehouman N. M., Touré M., Pkan P.K.G., Kouya Bi H., Tiho S. (2020). Effect of Different Agroecosystem on Earthworm Diversity in Azaguié Locality (Côte d'Ivoire). Journal of Biology and Life Science 11 (2): 327-342. 10.5296/jbls.v12i1.17936
  3. Ehouman N’G. M., Tiho S., Yéo K., Dagnogo M. (2011). Plant community influences on earthworms in Lamto savannahs (Côte d’Ivoire). Journal of Applied Biosciences 42: 2841 - 2853
  4. Guéi M.A., N’Dri K.J., Ferdinand G. B. Zro G.B.F., Sidiky Bakayoko S., Tondoh E.J. (2019). Relationships between soil morpho‑chemical parameters and earthworm community attributes in tropical agro‑ecosystems in the Centre‑West region of Côte d’Ivoire, Africa. Tropical Ecology 60: 209–218. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42965-019-00021-4
  5. Kallo A. (2022). Abondance et diversité des vers de terre en savane brûlée versus savane non-brûlée au Centre de la Côte d’Ivoire. Mémoire de Master, Université NANGUI ABROGOUA, Biodiversité et Gestion Durable des Ecosystèmes (BioGDE) Spécialité Ecologie du sol, 58p
  6. Koné A.W., Kablan A.B.M.K., Gauze-Touao M.K. , Djessou S.A. et Koné B. (2017). Agroforestry Technique for Minimal Extra-Labour: Influence of Chromolaena-Cajanus Combination on Soil Chemistry and Biology, and Yam Yields. Environment and Natural Resources Research; Vol. 7, No. 1 : 109-119. 10.5539/enrr.v7n1p109
  7. Koné W.A., Edoukou F.E., Tondoh J.E., Gonnety J.T., Angui K.T.P. et Masse D. (2011). Comparative study of earthworm communities, microbial biomass, and plant nutrient availability under 1-year Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp and Lablab purpureus (L.) Sweet cultivations versus natural regrowths in a guinea savanna zone. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 10.1007/s00374-011-0630-9
  8. Koné W.A., Edoukoua F.E., Orendo-Smith R., Tondoh E.J. (2012). Earthworms in Chromolaena odorata (L.) King and Robinson (Asteraceae) fallows along a chronosequence: Changes in community structure and identification of persistent and indicator species. Pedobiologia 55: 193–201. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.02.001
  9. Okoye C.O., Chiejina C.O., Ezeorah C.C., Okeke J.J., Ezeonyejiaku C.D. and Okonkwo, C.J. (2019). Diversity of earthworms in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. Annals of Science and Technology - A, 4 (2): 39-45 https://doi.org/10.2478/ast-2019-0009
  10. Rossi J.P. et Lavelle P. (1998). Earthworm aggregation in the Savannas of Lamto (Côte d’Ivoire). Applied Soil Ecology 7 (2): 195-199. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0929-1393(97)00033-4
  11. Soro N.M., Ehouman N’G.M.,Toure M., Ouattara N.D., Tiho S. (2018). Diversité et dynamique des Communautés de Vers de terre de trois formations végétales dans une Savane humide de l’Afrique de l’Ouest (Lamto, Côte d’Ivoire). European Scientific Journal 14 (27) : 281-296. https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2018.v14n27p281
  12. Tondoh J.E. (1998). Démographie et Fonctionnement des populations du Ver de Terre Hyperiodrilus Africanus (Eudrilidae) dans une savane protégée du feu en Moyenne Côte d'Ivoire. Thèse de Doctorat de l'Université Paris 6 Spécialité : Ecologie, 222p
  13. 13-Tondoh J.E., Guéi A.M., Csuzdi C., Okoth P. (2011). Effect of land-use on the earthworm assemblages in semi-deciduous forests of Central-West Ivory Coast, Biodiversity and Conservation 20 (1): 169–184 10.1007/s10531-010-9953-3
  14. Toure M., Tiho S., Ehouman N.M. Et Kpan Kpan K.G. (2017). Distribution et structure des communautés de vers de terre et leur corrélation avec des éléments traces métalliques (ETM) le long des bordures de l’autoroute du Nord en Côte-d’Ivoire. International Journal of Biological and Chemical Sciences 11(5): 2277-2293. 10.4314/ijbcs.v11i5.26
  15. TOURE T P-G (2015). Influence du compost à base de fientes de volailles sur l'abondance et la diversité du sol. Mémoire de Master en Ecologie du sol, Université NANGUI ABROGOUA, 46p

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