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Aglaophenia octodonta

Aglaophenia octodonta
Description: Colony of Aglaophenia octodonta (Heller, 1868) (Leptomedusae, Aglaopheniidae). The height is about 2 cm. It is is a common Mediterranean hydroid growing in rather shallow depths. The feathery (pinnate) colony form is one of the most conspicuous forms. When searching for hydroids, these are thus usually the first ones to be discovered . The brown bodies on the stems are the corbulae, organs of reproduction. Source: http://www.ville-ge.ch/musinfo/mhng/hydrozoa/hydrozoa-directory.htm
Author: Schuchert, Peter
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Aglaopheniidae Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1890Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20
Aglaophenia Lamouroux, 1812Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20
Aglaophenia octodonta Heller, 1868Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorchecked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20

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