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Hydrothermal vent mussel
Image ID: 29376
Common Name: Hydrothermal vent mussel
Scientific Name: Bathymodiolus
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: The vent mussel community: brittle stars, worms and limpets carpet the outside of vent mussel (Bathymodiolus) shells living near a hydrothermal vent.
Keywords: Hydrothermal vent mussel, Bathymodiolus, black smoker, Mollusca, Bivalvia, Mytiloida, Mytilidae, brittle star, worm, limpet, community, biodiversity
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