Two species of Porcellidiidae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) associated with hermit crabs from Korea

한국산 집게류에 공생하는 요각류 2종

  • Kim, Sa-Heung (Department of Molecular Biology, Seoul National Univeristy) ;
  • Kim, Won (Department of Molecular Biology, Seoul National Univeristy)
  • 김사흥 (서울대학교 자연과학대학 분자생물학과) ;
  • 김원 (서울대학교 자연과학대학 분자생물학과)
  • Published : 1996.12.01


Two species of the family Porcellidiidae associated with hermit crabs are described from Korean seas. These are Porcellidium similis, new species collected from Pagurus similis, Pagurus pectinatus and Porcellidium brevicaudatum Kicks & Webber collected from Dardanus impressus. The new species resemble closely Porcellidium brevicaudatum in general body form, but is clearly distinguished from Porcellidium vrevicaudatum in that the caudal ramus is weakly oblique in tis distal border and the lobe of leg 5 is more slender.


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