Pompeii worm (Alvinella pompejana)

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Pompeii worm showing coat of proteobacterial epi-symbionts
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Pompeii worm fact file

Pompeii worm description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumAnnelida
ClassPolychaeta
OrderTerebellida
FamilyAlvinellidae
GenusAlvinella (1)

Information on the Pompeii worm is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Pompeii worm status

This species has not yet been classified by the IUCN.

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References

  1. GBIF (July, 2010)
    http://www.gbif.org/
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Pompeii worm showing coat of proteobacterial epi-symbionts  
Pompeii worm showing coat of proteobacterial epi-symbionts

© Alison Murray

Alison Murray
Division of Earth and Ecosystem Sciences (DEES)
United States of America
Alison.Murray@dri.edu
http://www.dri.edu/People/alison/Murray.htm

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