WoRMS Photogallery > Hydrozoa (hydroids)
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.
Author: Schuchert, Peter
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added on 2006-12-21 - 1186 views
WoRMS Taxa on this image:
Aglaopheniidae Marktanner-Turneretscher, 1890 - checked by Schuchert, Peter on 2013-06-20 00:00:00
Aglaophenia Lamouroux, 1812 - checked by Schuchert, Peter on 2013-06-20 00:00:00
Aglaophenia octodonta Heller, 1868 - checked by Schuchert, Peter on 2013-06-20 00:00:00
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