Identification Resources

 The original description was made by Desbruyères & Laubier (1980, pages 268-273) as the first known member of the alvinellids. In 1986, they refined their description (page 2229) and identified another species, Alvinella caudata.

  • DESBRUYÈRES, D. & LAUBIER, L. 1980. Alvinella pompejana gen. sp. nov. Ampharetidae aberrant des sources hydrothermales de la ride Est-Pacifique. Oceanologica Acta, 3, 267-274.
  • DESBRUYÈRES, D. & LAUBIER, L. 1986. Les Alvinellidae, une famille nouvelle d'annélides polychètes inféodées aux sources hydrothermales sous-marines: systématique, biologie et écologie. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 64, 2227-2245.
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