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Hydrothermal vent mussel
Image ID: 29439
Common Name: Hydrothermal vent mussel
Scientific Name: Bathymodiolus
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: Vent mussels, Bathymodiolus, grow prolifically near black smokers, and are form an important habitat for many smaller creatures. They harbour symbiotic bacteria. This genus is also found at methane seeps
Keywords: Hydrothermal vent mussel, Bathymodiolus, black smoker, symbiotic bacteria, Mollusca, Bivalvia, Mytiloida, Mytilidae, hand
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