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Giant tubeworm
Image ID: 29529
Common Name: Giant tubeworm
Scientific Name: Riftia pachyptila
Location: Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Description: The beautiful red plume of the giant tubeworm, Riftia pachyptila, found at hydrothermal vents throughout the world. Lacking eyes, mouth and gut, these animals rely on symbiotic bacteria for sustenance.
Keywords: Riftia pachyptila, giant tubeworm, hydrothermal vent worm, symbiotic bacteria, red, Annelida, Pogonophera,
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