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New Record of a Naidid Oligochaete Species, Ripistes parasita (Annelida: Clitellata: Naididae) from Korea

  • Received : 2012.02.23
  • Accepted : 2012.03.27
  • Published : 2012.04.30

Abstract

An aquatic oligochaete species, $Ripistes$ $parasita$ (Schmidt, 1847) collected from Ganghwado Island in Korea, is described and illustrated. Specimens inhabiting on aquatic vegetation at the edge of the streams were collected with a plankton hand net. Morphological features of present specimens such as the number of long hair chaetae per bundle and their length in VI-VIII, and shape and size of ventral chaetae are concordant with those of previous reports on this species. The genus $Ripistes$ contains one species, $R.$ $parasite$ which is distributed over, Europe, North America and eastern part of Asia including China and Japan. This is the first record of $R.$ $parasita$ in Korea.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Ewha Womans University

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