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Hydrothermal Vent and Cold Seep Worms: Vestimentifera

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Hydrothermal Vent And Cold Seep Worms And PeopleGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

HYDROTHERMAL VENT WORM (Riftia pachyptila): SPECIES ACCOUNT

Hydrothermal vent and cold seep worms are found on the ocean bottom at the east Pacific Rise, mid-Atlantic Ridge, Galápagos Rift, Okinawa Trough, Mariana Trough, and the Lau, Manus, and North Fiji Basins. They also live along the continental margins of North and South America, Spain, and in the Mediterranean Sea.


These worms are not considered endangered or threatened.

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Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species