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Living among the tubeworms Riftia pachyptila and on mussel beds of Bathymodiolus thermophilus, abundant in temperature range between 1.8 and 12°C, but also among chimneys colonized by tubeworms Alvinellidae, therefore in warmer water. Co-occurring with Bythograea laubieri at 18°S. Some specimens are observed isolated at tens of meters away the active sites, on pillow lava. This species is a predator and scavenger.

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