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Giant tubeworm
Image ID: 29427
Common Name: Giant tubeworm
Scientific Name: Riftia pachyptila
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: The giant tubeworm grows to three metres in length at active hydrothermal vents. Their great size, blood red plumes and white protective tubes make them conspicuous and iconic deep-sea organisms.
Keywords: Riftia pachyptila, giant tubeworm, hydrothermal vent worm, symbiotic bacteria, red, Annelida, Pogonophera,
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