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Aglaophenia octodonta
Aglaophenia octodonta
Aglaophenia octodonta
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LEPTOTHECATA
Aglaophenia octodonta (Heller, 1868)
Xifer l-Infern, Delimara, 0-1m depth
22/11/96
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Schuchert Hydrozoa directory
Aglaopheniidae
Aglaophenia octodonta is a small to medium sized hydroid found growing on Cystoseira sp. as well as on Aglaophenia kirchenpaueri in Maltese waters. It is considered common in the Mediterranean and grows in relatively shallow water.

This specimen was identified and described in detail (p. 185 & Fig. 3j) in the following paper published (2013) by Soto Àngel and Peña Cantero.
Detail of colony
Xifer l-Infern, Delimara, 0-1m depth
22/11/96