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Alvinellidae (Pompeii Worms) is a family of segmented worms. They are surface deposit feeders. They are facultatively mobile animals.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/surfaceDepositFeeder
  • Definition: An organism which obtains food primarily by surface deposit feeding. Reid WDK, Wigham BD, McGill RAR, Polunin NVC (2012) Elucidating trophic pathways in benthic deep-sea assemblages of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north and south of the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 463:89-103. doi:10.3354/meps09863
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Pompeii worms. View this species on GBIF

Pompeii worms Habitats

The environments in which many Pompeii worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Pompeii worms species checklist.

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Pompeii Worm Habitats

The environments in which many Pompeii worms species are known to live. Select an environment to see its Pompeii worms species checklist.

Pompeii worms includes 2 children: