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.htmAuthor Schuchert, PeterJPG file - 110.00 kB - 378 x 500 pixelsadded on 2006-12-211 721 viewsWoRMS taxaAglaopheniidae Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1890checked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20Aglaophenia Lamouroux, 1812checked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20Aglaophenia octodonta Heller, 1868checked Schuchert, Peter 2013-06-20 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0 License
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