Pyrgopsella annandalei Gruvel, 1907



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Pyrgopsella youngi Achituv & Simon-Blecher, 2006


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.


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