First Records of Three Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda) from Korea

  • Lee, Kyu-Hyun (Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Silla University) ;
  • Ko, Hyun-Sook (Department of Biological Sciences, College of Natural Sciences, Silla University)
  • Published : 2008.03.31


Three crab species, Macromedaeus orientalis, Eriphia smithi, and Ocypode cordimana, from Jejudo Island are recorded for the first time in Korea. M. orientalis was collected under the rocks by SCUBA diving in 20m and at low tidal mark. However, E. smithi and O. cordimana were collected in crevices of the rock at low tidal mark and in a burrow of sand beach at supra tidal mark, respectively. At present, E. smithi is the only species of the genus represented in Korean waters. Including the new records in this study, the established brachyuran fauna in Korea now comprises 203 species.


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