Image ID:29490
Common Name:Giant tubeworm
Scientific Name:Riftia pachyptila
Description:The bizarre body of the tubeworm Riftia pachyptila removed from its leathery white tube. This species derives sustenance from symbiotic bacteria that thrive on the chemicals released by hydrothermal vents.
Location:Hydrothermal Vents, Equatorial Pacific
Keywords:Riftia pachyptila, giant tubeworm, hydrothermal vent worm, symbiotic bacteria, red, Annelida, Pogonophera