phyllodocidae

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Green-leaf Worm (Eulalia viridis)

…a species of polychaete worm that occurs off the coasts of the British Isles, the Mediterranean, and north Atlantic North America. This species is usually found under rocks and in mussel beds and is an opportunistic scavenger, feeding on a variety of organic matter.

Classification

Animalia-Annelida-Polychaeta-Phyllodocida-Phyllodocidae-Eulalia-E. viridis 

Images: Wilfried Bay-Noualihat and Alexander Semenova

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Sea Mouse (Aphrodita aculeata)

While it may look like a mollusc, the sea mouse is actually a species of marine polychaete worm found throughout the Northern Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Mediterranean. Like other polychaete worms the sea mouse is covered in iridescent setae which help them move across the ocean floor. Sea mice are simple scavengers and comb the sea floor eating dead and decaying animals.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Annelida-Polychaeta-Phyllodocida-Aphroditoidea-Aphroditidae-Aphtrodiata-aculeata

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