Respiratory organ of earthworm

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Earthworms have no special respiratory organs. Gases are exchanged through the?moist skin?and capillaries, where the oxygen is picked up by the hemoglobin dissolved in the?blood?plasma and carbon dioxide is released. Water, as well as salts, can also be moved through the?skin?by active transport.

Phylum:

Annelida

Kingdom:

Animalia

Class:

Oligochaeta

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