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Aelosoma, also rendered Ælosoma, are a genus of polychaetes.[1] Unlike most polychaetes, they are known to reside in freshwater biospheres in various parts of the world. They can be kept in aquaria year-round.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b Dodds, Walter K.; Whiles, Matt R. (23 September 2010). Freshwater Ecology: Concepts and Environmental Applications of Limnology. Academic Press. p. 236. ISBN 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 ... 
  2. ^ 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.