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  Family Aeolosomatidae

Genus Aeolosoma

    Species A. bengalense -- North America.
    Species A. headleyi -- North America.
    Species A. hemprichi -- North America.
    Species A. leidyi -- North America.
    Species A. niveum -- North America.
    Species A. quaternarium -- North America.
    Species A. tenebrarum -- North America.
    Species A. variegatum -- North America.
    Species A. beddardi
    Species A. evelinae
    Species A. flavum
    Species A. gertae
    Species A. gineti
    Species A. hyalinum
    Species A. japonicum
    Species A. litorale
    Species A. markewitchi
    Species A. olivaceum
    Species A. psammophilum
    Species A. sawayai
    Species A. setosa
    Species A. travancorense
    Species A. viride

Taxon Information

The Genus Aeolosoma has been reported (or is assumed) to occur in fresh waters. This taxon has been reported from midwestern states of North America.

(These statements were generated automatically from the WInvertebrates database.)

Literature Records

  • Aeolosoma, "about 5 species native to North America" (Smith, 2001).
  • Aeolosoma, [North Central United States] (Underhill et al., 1982).
  • Aeolosoma, (Goodnight, 1959).


  • Smith, D.G. 2001. Annelida (Polychaetes, Aeolosomatidae, aquatic oligochaetes, Branchiobdellida, leeches). Pennak's Freshwater Invertebrates of the United States, 4th edition: 269-325.
  • Underhill, J.C., W.D. Schmid & D.E. Gilbertson. 1982. Taxonomic Keys to the Common Animals of the North Central States, exclusive of the parasitic worms, terrestrial insects, and birds, 4th edition. 205 pp.
  • Goodnight, C.J. 1959. Oligochaeta. [in] W.T. Edmondson (ed.). Ward & Whipple Fresh-Water Biology, 2nd edition: 522-537.

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