Pyrgopsella annandalei (Gruvel, 1907)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pyrgopsis annandalei Gruvel, 1907; Pyrgopsella youngi Achituv & Simon-Blecher, 2006


Pyrgopsis Gruvel, 1907 is a junior homonym of Pyrgopsis De Rochebrune, 1884, requiring the erection of a new genus, Pyrgopsella by (Zullo, 1967)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1906 or before

Rediscovered in 2014 or before



Andaman Islands, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Gruvel J. A. (1907). Cirrhipèdes operculés de l’Indian Museum de Calcutta. Memoirs of the Asiatic Society of Bengal 2: 1-10.


Other references:

Achituv, Yair and Simon-Blecher, Noa. (2006). Pyrgopsella (Cirripedia: Balanomorpha: Pyrgomatidae) is not a sponge-inhabiting barnacle. Zootaxa 1319: 29-42. [Abstract]

Achituv, Yair and Simon-Blecher, Noa. (2014). The rise and fall of Pyrgopsella youngi – rediscovery of a lost species. Journal of Crustacean Biology 34(5): 663-670.

WoRMS. (2023). Pyrgopsella annandalei (Gruvel, 1906). Accessed at: on 2023-03-11

Zullo, V. A. (1967). Pyrgopsella, New Name for Pyrgopsis Gruvel, 1907 (Cirripedia, Thoracica), Non Pyrgopsis De Rochebrune, 1884. Crustaceana 13(1): 123-123.


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