In dense clusters byssally attached to hard substrate around the hydrothermal vent, mostly on the walls and flanges of active edifices, at temperatures from 6° to up to 30°C. Endemic to vents. Development with long planktonic larval phase; protoconch is 0.5 mm long.
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