New Report of Majoid Crab, Pugettia intermedia (Crustacea: Decapoda: Majoidea) from Korea

  • Lee, Sang-Kyu (East Sea Research Institute, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Park, Tae Seo (Animal Resources Division, National Institute of Biological Resources) ;
  • Kim, Dongsung (East Sea Research Institute, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology) ;
  • Kim, Won (School of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University)
  • Received : 2013.08.04
  • Accepted : 2013.12.19
  • Published : 2014.01.31


As a result of continuous taxonomic investigations of Korean crabs, Pugettia intermedia Sakai, 1938 is newly reported from Korean waters. Pugettia intermedia had previously been reported in Korean fauna, but the previous reports of P. intermedia were resulted in misidentification of P. quadridens (De Haan, 1839). Pugettia intermedia differs from P. quadridens in having two subequal medial lobes of the first pleopod in male. In P. quadridens, one of the two medial lobes is about half-length of the other. Pugettia intermedia occurs on the southern coast of the Korean peninsula. The descriptions and illustrations of this species are provided herein.


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