Pompeii worms live in the hot water around hydrothermal vents in the Pacific Ocean and can tolerate a water temperature up to 80 degrees centigrade. They have a thick coating of symbiotic bacteria which may help to insulate them against this heat.
Scientific name: Alvinella pompejana
The following habitats are found across the Pompeii worm distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
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