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New Records of Endocoelantheainea and Nynantheae (Anthozoa: Zoantharia: Actiniaria) from Korea

  • Received : 2010.09.29
  • Accepted : 2010.11.12
  • Published : 2010.11.30

Abstract

Actiniarians were collected from the rocks and sand bed of Jejudo Island, Ulleungdo Island, and Wangdolcho in Korean waters from 2004 to 2009. They were classified as two species of two families belonging to the suborders Endocoelantheainea and Nynantheae. Especially, suborder Endocoelantheainea, with distinct development of mesenteries, was firstly added to Korean athenarian fauna with the species, Halcurias carlgreni McMurrich, 1901. Calliactis polypus (Forsk$\aa$l, 1775) showing the commensalism with hermit crab, was easily distinguished from C. japonica by external features and the composition of cnidae. These two species were described in detail with tables and figures.

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