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Country of OriginRhododrilus similis is native to New Zealand and greatly affected by changes to land-use.
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand reports "In the pumice land south of Rotorua, samples of the earthworm fauna were taken at various stages of development. Clearing of the land caused the extinction of the native earthworm Rhododrilus similis , and in pastures up to three years old no worms were found." They go on to describe the sequence of appearance of introduced species.