Hydrozoa note details
Although the names Oceania phosphorica and its subsequent combination Olindias phosphorica have regularly been attributed to Delle Chiaje, Delle Chiaje (1841) credited "Pér" as author of the binomen and has thus not established a new species. The correct authority of Oceania phosphorica is Péron & Lesueur, 1810 [now recognised as a Clytia species, viz. a synonym of Clytia hemisphaerica]. Delle Chiaje's (1841) usage of Oceania phosphorica is therefore a misapplication and not a valid name for the common Mediterranean Olindias species. The species was first correctly named by Haeckel (1879) as Olindias muelleri.