New black coral species found in the Mediterranean Sea.

Discovered within surveys of the Project Biomount, headed by the researcher Marzia Bo from the University of Genova and targeting the biological investigation of the tops of underwater mountains, or seamounts.
The peaks of Cialdi and Etruschi seamounts (Central Tyrrhenian Sea) have been explored for the first time. Over a secondary elevation of mount Cialdi was discovered a large forest of a small black coral belonging to the genus Parantipathes, but still unidentified at the species level.
In some of the specimen encountered during the survey reproduction was at its peak and spawning was photographed for the first time in situ for these corals.