Seanet Low Intertidal

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Aglaophenia spp.  Verrill, 1864
Phylum Cnidaria, Class Hydrozoa, Subcl. Leptothecata, Order Conica, Family Aglaopheniidae

Robust feather-like colony to 10 cm tall; brown, orange or tan. Rice grain-like structures (corbulae) on side branches house reproductive individuals (no free-swimming medusae). 

Moderately common, low intertidal zone to shallow subtidal, exposed & protected outer coast. Often epiphytic on Prionitis and other bushy red algae

Geo Range: Alaska to southern California
Similar species: many other hydroids occur in the low intertidal zone & down into the subtidal