First Record of Paranebalia longipes (Crustacea: Phyllocarida: Leptostraca) from South Korea

  • Song, Ji-Hun (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Kim, Min-Seop (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University) ;
  • Min, Gi-Sik (Department of Biological Sciences, Inha University)
  • Received : 2012.08.07
  • Accepted : 2012.09.15
  • Published : 2012.10.31


Paranebalia longipes (Willemoes-Suhm, 1875) is cosmopolitan and has been usually found in the algal and sponge debris on the sandy mud substrates. This species can be clearly distinguished from other species of Paranebalia by the presence of serration on posterior margin of pleopods, the number of articles on antennule and antenna, and number of teeth on flange of antennule fourth article. The genus Paranebalia is new to Korea. In this paper, we provide detail descriptions of the diagnostic characteristics and illustrations of the P. longipes. Additionally, type locality and world distribution of the genus Paranebalia are provided.


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