A New Report of Two Species of Pagurid Hermit Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura) from Korea

  • Jung, Jibom (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University) ;
  • Kim, Won (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2013.10.11
  • Accepted : 2013.11.10
  • Published : 2014.01.31


Pagurus undosus and Pagurus parvispina, collected from the East Sea by fishery trap, are newly recorded from Korean waters. Pagurus undosus is distinguished from other hermit crab by its right cheliped slightly elevated medially, and with broad ridge formed by deep depressions mesial and lateral to midline. Pagurus parvispina is distinguished from other hermit crab by its right cheliped covered with large spine and long tufts of setae. These species live in cold water areas and their geographical distribution is extended southwardly by the present study. A specimen of the former species, P. undosus, was found living in a shelter formed by a sponge, similar to that observed in Pagurus pectinatus. Descriptions and figures of these two species are provided in this paper. Currently, 27 species of the genus Pagurus are recorded in Korean fauna.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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