Image ID:29427
Common Name:Giant tubeworm
Scientific Name:Riftia pachyptila
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.
Location:Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Keywords:Riftia pachyptila, giant tubeworm, hydrothermal vent worm, symbiotic bacteria, red, Annelida, Pogonophera