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Aglaophenia elongata
Aglaophenia elongata
Aglaophenia elongata
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LEPTOTHECATA
Aglaophenia elongata Meneghini, 1845
Xatt l-Ahmar, Gozo, 26m depth
27/07/97
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Aglaopheniidae
This specimen of Aglaophenia elongata was found growing on a cliff face in a moderate current area. This benthic species of colonial hydroid is pinnate and the medusae are retained in a special corbula.

This specimen was identified and described in detail (p. 184 & Fig. 3f) in the following paper published (2013) by Soto Àngel and Peña Cantero.
Xatt l-Ahmar, Gozo, 26m depth
27/07/97
Detail of colony