Bathymodiolus thermophilus Kenk & Wilson, 1985. Family Mytilidae. ChEss logo OBIS species link

Size under dissecting microscope: 400-450µm
Size under compound microscope: 400-450µm
Bathymodiolus thermophilus have planktotrophic larvae. We find them in our plankton samples when they are close to settling. It is possible that we do not collect them as trochophores or D-stage larvae because they may be too small to be caught on our 63µm sieves. Near to settlement they are brownish in color.
Pump EPR 1998-2000: Occasional
Pump EPR 2004: Rare
Trap 2004-2005: Not found

Can be confused with

Bathymodiolus thermophilus is similar in color to juvenile Bathypecten, but is much smaller (< 450 µm vs. >1mm) and not scallop-shaped.

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