Decapoda, Hippolytidae, Bythocaris cosmetops, Mediterranean, first record
The capture of the species Bythocaris cosmetops in the Alboran Sea (southern Spain, western Mediterranean Sea),
previously known from only two specimens from the Atlantic, Sierra Leone (south-west Africa) and the northern Bay of
Biscay (north-west Europe), represents the first record of the genus and species in the Mediterranean Sea and Iberian
Peninsula (south-west Europe). New data on morphology, biology and habitat are provided and discussed.
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