Report | July 21, 2017

The rediscovery of Rosalinda incrustans (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) in the Mediterranean Sea

The present note reports a new record of Rosalinda incrustans (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) since its last reliable record in the Mediterranean Sea in 1958. Several colonies were recorded on the spider crab Anamathia rissoana off the Balearic Islands. The taxonomic history of R. incrustans, considered a putatively extinct species in a recent paper, is reviewed.


Learn more about Oceana’s 2014 Balearic Seamounts Expedition where the species was filmed.