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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 People - GEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species

HYDROTHERMAL VENT WORM (Riftia pachyptila): SPECIES ACCOUNT

GEOGRAPHIC RANGE

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.


CONSERVATION STATUS

These worms are not considered endangered or threatened.

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