Marine Harpacticoid Copepods of Genus Eudactylopus(Harpacticoida, Thalestridae) in Korea

  • Cheon Young Chang (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Taegu University) ;
  • Sung Joon Song (Department of Biology, College of Natural Sciences, Taegu University)
  • Published : 1995.09.01

Abstract

Two marine harpacticoid copepods are newly recorded from Korea : Eudactylopus specitabilis (Brian, 1923) and E. andrewi Sewell , 1940. Six species are currently recognized in the genus Eudactylopus, multitidue of which were often disputed among authors on their taxonomic status, so we treat here the taxonomic features of the two species above on the basis of specimens from South Sea and East Sea of Korea. E.spectabilis occurred first outside the Mediterranean Sea. and is fully redescribed with illustrations. Important male characters like the shape of leg 2 endopod and leg 5 with its setal arrangement are particularly emphasized as the diagnostic characters.