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Beard Worms: Pogonophora

Physical Characteristics, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Beard Worms And People, Norwegian Tubeworm (siboglinum Fiordicum): Species AccountGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, HABITAT, CONSERVATION STATUS

NORWEGIAN TUBEWORM (Siboglinum fiordicum): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Beard worms live on the bottom of the Norwegian fjords and in the Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Antarctic oceans.


Beard worms live on the ocean floor on continental slopes and in deep ocean trenches. Some species are found only on decaying wood near deep sea geysers at depths of 328 to 32,808 feet (100 to 10,000 meters). These deep sea geysers are called hydrothermal vents.


No beard worms are considered endangered or threatened.

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