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First Record of Holothurian Symbiotic Crab Asthenognathus inaequipes (Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) from Korea

  • Lee, Seok-Hyun (Department of Biological Sciences, Silla University) ;
  • Lee, Kyu-Hyun (Department of Biological Sciences, Silla University) ;
  • Ko, Hyun-Sook (Department of Biological Sciences, Silla University)
  • Received : 2010.10.04
  • Accepted : 2010.11.12
  • Published : 2010.11.30

Abstract

A hole dwelling holothurian symbiotic crab was collected in the low tidal mark in Namhae Island. The crab was identified as Asthenognathus inaequipes Stimpson, 1858 and found to be new to Korean waters. The species was briefly illustrated and described.

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