In recent years several live specimens of Epitonium clathratulum were found in situ on the Dutch and Belgian coasts, whereas very few records are known from the last century. Possibly the recent records are the result of a settlement of larvae originating from populations off the coast or even from The Channel. However, it can’t be ruled out that populations on the coast exist, in rarely investigated habitats, such as sediment between sea anemones on stones. Some observations suggest that hydroids might serve as food for (juvenile?) E. clathratulum.