Two New Marine Tardigrades of Genus Batillipes (Heterotardigrada: Batillipedidae) from Korea

Batillipes속 (이완보강, Batillipedidae과)의 해양 완보류 2신종

  • 장천영 (대구대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과) ;
  • 노현수 (대구대학교 자연과학대학 생물학과)
  • Published : 1997.06.01


Two new marine tardigrade species, Batillipes longispinosus n. sp. and B. orientalis n. sp. are described on the basis of the specimens collected from the intertidal or shallow sublittoral sands of South Korea. Both the present species are characteristic in the absence of any caudal appendage throughout their life span, and bearing the long clava or cephalic appendages with the long spinous process on the femur of legs IV. B. longispinosus n. sp. most resembles B. tuvernatis Pollock, but is easily distinguished from it by the flattened caudal region and prominently developed spine of legs IV. B. orientalis n. sp. is much related to B. roscoffensis Kristensen, in having the wing-formed lateral body prohection between legs III and legs IV, the papillae on the head region, and the smooth caudal region, but discernible from it in the general body shape and the relatively longer spine of legs IV.