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Giant Tube Worm

Riftia pachyptila Jones 1981


Riftia pachyptila (Giant tube worm) is a species of segmented worms in the family tube worms. It is a chemosymbiosis.

  • URI: http://www.wikidata.org/entity/Q50616418
  • Definition: a symbiosis in which a bacterium provides chemically-derived energy and nutrients, often via the oxidation of hydrogen sulfide, to a heterotrophic organism.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Giant tube worm