- Volume 10 Issue 1
Among areas in Korea, Cheju Island and its vicinity are inhabited by the most diverse sponges , and a number of species have been recorded as new to science or new to Korean founa, Forty species of sponges belonging to 29 genera in 21 families were identified as a result of research based on the materials deposited in the Department of Biology, Hannam University and the Department of Biology. Ehwa Woman's University. These species had been collected in Cheju Island and its vicinity. Three species are known to be new to science, and nine other species discovered for the first time from Korea. The new species are described with detailied illustrations, and for the new records for Korea the remarks and illustrations are prepared.