Overview

Comprehensive Description

Description of Alvinella

Terebellid worms, about species, one of which has been reported from very hot deep hydrothermal vents. Genus name derived from the DSV Alvin, a submersible vehicle used to explore deep ocean biology. Often referred to as Pompeii worms, getting their name from the Roman city of Pompeii that was destroyed following an eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 62 specimens in 3 taxa.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 62 samples.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 2493.5 - 2700
  Temperature range (°C): 1.823 - 2.075
  Nitrate (umol/L): 35.653 - 41.112
  Salinity (PPS): 34.663 - 34.674
  Oxygen (ml/l): 2.461 - 3.601
  Phosphate (umol/l): 2.483 - 2.812
  Silicate (umol/l): 126.847 - 161.139

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Depth range (m): 2493.5 - 2700

Temperature range (°C): 1.823 - 2.075

Nitrate (umol/L): 35.653 - 41.112

Salinity (PPS): 34.663 - 34.674

Oxygen (ml/l): 2.461 - 3.601

Phosphate (umol/l): 2.483 - 2.812

Silicate (umol/l): 126.847 - 161.139
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLD) Stats
Specimen Records: 305
Specimens with Sequences: 303
Specimens with Barcodes: 303
Species: 3
Species With Barcodes: 2
Public Records: 302
Public Species: 2
Public BINs: 2
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