First Record of Cleantioides planicauda (Crustacea: Isopoda: Holognathidae) 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 : 2013.11.04
  • Accepted : 2014.01.17
  • Published : 2014.01.31


Cleantioides planicauda (Benedict, 1899) has previously been recorded in China and Japan. In the present study, to our knowledge, we report for the first time the occurrence of this species in South Korea. Here, we provide detailed descriptions and illustrations of the diagnostic characteristics of C. planicauda. Further, for the first time, we determined the partial sequence of mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit 1 (CO1) gene of C. planicauda for molecular characteristic. Additionally, we provide a key to the Korean species and distribution of the genus Cleantioides. As a result of this study, four species of the genus Cleantioides, including C. planicauda, have now been recorded in South Korea.


Supported by : National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR)


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