Image ID:29489
Common Name:Giant tubeworm
Scientific Name:Riftia pachyptila
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.
Location:Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Keywords:Riftia pachyptila, giant tubeworm, hydrothermal vent worm, symbiotic bacteria, red, Annelida, Pogonophera, deep-sea worm, plume