A large marine bristle worm with a stout oval body which bears matted fur-like iridescent chaetae.
- Genus Aphrodite, class Polychaeta.
- Some polychaetes such as the sea mouse also bear a ventral muscular, creeping sole.
- We have found another stray from the deep, a creature we had been curious to see for years - the ratfish, or sea mouse.
- Various species of polychaete are known as lugworms, clam worms, bristleworms, and sea mice.
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