Alternate names: Frenulata, Monilifera, Pogonophora, Vestimentifera

Author: Caullery, 1914


General: Contain chemosynthetic bacterial symbionts within their bodies that convert energy from sulphide- and methane-rich waters, supplying nutrition to the host worm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic. Cold seep and hydrothermal vent communities.

Additional Information


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National Center for Biotechnology Information

Barry, J.P., H.G. Greene, D.L. Orange, C.H. Baxter, B.H. Robison, R.E. Kochevar, J.W. Nybakken, D.L. R, and C.M. McHugh (1996). Biologic and geologic characteristics of cold seeps in Monterey Bay, California. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 43: 1739-1762.

Rouse, G.W. (2001). A cladistic analysis of Siboglinidae Caullery, 1914 (Polychaeta, Annelida): formerly the phyla Pogonophora and Vestimentifera. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 132: 55-80.

Citation: Siboglinidae (Caullery, 1914) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2022-08-10.
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