Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri is a common pinnate colonial hydroid present around the
Maltese Islands. specimens have been found growing on bedrock, on Posidonia and
Cystoseira sp. It has been recorded from 0-21m depth. Doto floridicola was found feeding
and spawning on this hydroid (spawn visible in upper photo on the top right side).
This specimen was identified and described in detail (p. 185 & Fig. 3h-i) in the following
paper published (2013) by Soto Àngel and Peña Cantero.