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Aphrodita aculeata (Sea mouse; fluwelen zeemuis; Aphrodite; Seemaus)

Synonyms: Aphrodita borealis; Aphrodita nitens; Aphrodite aculeata; Aphroditella pallida; Eruca echinata; Halithea aurata; Halithea sericea; Hystrix marina; Milnesia nuda; Mus marinus; Vermis aureus

Wikipedia Abstract

For the Ancient Greek goddess see Aphrodite.The sea mouse, Aphrodita aculeata, is a marine polychaete worm found in the North Atlantic, the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean. The sea mouse normally lies buried head-first in the sand. It has been found at depths of over 3,000 metres (9,800 ft).
View Wikipedia Record: Aphrodita aculeata

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast 160731 England/Scotland, United Kingdom  
Cardigan Bay/ Bae Ceredigion 236876 Wales, United Kingdom
Carmarthen Bay and Estuaries/ Bae Caerfyrddin ac Aberoedd 163340 Wales, United Kingdom
Loch Creran 3030 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Luce Bay and Sands 120487 Scotland, United Kingdom
Lyme Bay and Torbay 77215 England, United Kingdom
Margate and Long Sands 160406 England, United Kingdom
Moray Firth 373987 Scotland, United Kingdom  
Morecambe Bay 151985 England, United Kingdom
Pembrokeshire Marine/ Sir Benfro Forol 341177 Wales, United Kingdom  
Pen Llyn a`r Sarnau/ Lleyn Peninsula and the Sarnau 360832 Wales, United Kingdom
Plymouth Sound and Estuaries 15820 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
Sound of Arisaig (Loch Ailort to Loch Ceann Traigh) 11260 Scotland, United Kingdom
Start Point to Plymouth Sound & Eddystone 84204 England, United Kingdom  
Sullom Voe 6668 Scotland, United Kingdom
Sunart 25320 Scotland, United Kingdom
The Wash and North Norfolk Coast 266284 England, United Kingdom
Y Fenai a Bae Conwy/ Menai Strait and Conwy Bay 65440 Wales, United Kingdom  

Predators

Anarhichas lupus (Wolffish)[1]
Chelidonichthys lucerna (Sapphirine gurnard)[1]
Chimaera monstrosa (Chimaera)[1]
Eutrigla gurnardus (Grey gurnard)[1]
Gadus morhua (rock cod)[1]
Hippoglossoides platessoides (American dab)[1]
Lepidorhombus boscii (Whiff)[1]
Leucoraja naevus (Cuckoo ray)[1]
Limanda limanda (Sand dab)[1]
Melanogrammus aeglefinus (Smokie)[1]
Merlangius merlangus (Whiting)[1]
Merluccius merluccius (Herring hake)[1]
Microchirus azevia[2]
Microstomus kitt (Sweet fluke)[1]
Pagellus erythrinus (Spanish sea bream)[3]
Pholis gunnellus (Tissy)[1]
Pleuronectes platessa (European plaice)[1]
Pseudopercis semifasciata (Brazilian sandperch)[1]
Raja clavata (Roker)[1]
Scomber scombrus (Split)[1]
Scophthalmus maximus (Turbot)[1]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Small-spotted catshark)[1]
Solea solea (True sole)[1]
Squalus acanthias (Common spiny)[1]
Trisopterus esmarkii (Norway pout)[1]
Trisopterus luscus (Whiting-pout)[1]
Trisopterus minutus (poor cod)[1]

Distribution

European waters (ERMS scope); North West Atlantic; North Sea; North Sea; North Sea; Lombardsijde; North East Atlantic; Oostende; Baie de la Seine; Belte; Golfe Normanno-Breton; Kattegat; Dutch Exclusive Economic Zone; Öresund; Plymouth; Roscoff; Skagerrak; Wimereux; Zeeland; Cobscook Bay; Gulf of Maine; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone; Greek Exclusive Economic Zone;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Diet, growth and reproduction of four flatfishes on the Portuguese coast, CÉLIA M. TEIXEIRA, MARISA I. BATISTA and HENRIQUE N. CABRAL, Scientia Marina 74(2) June 2010, 223-233
3Feeding habits of common pandora Pagellus erythrinus (Sparidae) from eastern central Adriatic Sea, Mate Šantić, Antonela Paladin & Biljana Rađa, Cybium 2011, 35(2): 83-90
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