Aeolosoma is a genus of minute annelid worms, variously attributed either to oligochaetes or polychaetes. Unlike most polychaetes, they reside in freshwater environments in various parts of the world. They can be kept in aquaria year-round.
|Aeolosoma foraging for food|
- Aeolosoma beddardi
- Aeolosoma headleyi
- Aeolosoma hemprichi
- Aeolosoma leidyi
- Aeolosoma niveum
- Aeolosoma tenebrarum
- Aeolosoma variegatum
- WoRMS (2015). "Ehrenberg, 1828". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
- Dodds, Walter K.; Whiles, Matt R. (23 September 2010). Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology. Academic Press. p. 236. ISBN 978-0080884776.
In contrast, only a few species of polychaetes are found in freshwater habitats, including Aelosoma (Fig. 10.5I). Members of the genus Aelosoma are found in freshwater habitats throughout the world, including open water habitats of ...
- The Ohio Journal of Science. 4–6. The Ohio State University. 1910. p. 438.
Species of Aelosoma are found abundantly in our inland ponds and streams, and are easily kept in aquaria throughout the year.
- "ITIS Standard Report Page: Aeolosoma". www.itis.gov. Retrieved 2018-12-15.
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